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Reviewer: Carol A. Stephenson, EdD, RN, C, CRNH (Texas Christian University)
Description: This new IV management book, one in a series of nursing photo books, focuses on the skills of starting, managing, and troubleshooting IVs.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a detailed, practical guide to all aspects of the management of IV therapy.
Audience: The book is targeted for all levels of healthcare providers who manage IVs. There is useful information for caregivers of all skill levels, from novice to expert, who practice in any setting. Even the experienced nurse is likely to discover some useful "pearls" in this book.
Features: The design of the book is very user friendly. Information is easy to find. Each skill is clearly illustrated with black-and-white photos as well as text that is to the point. Special tidbits and troubleshooting/decisionmaking information is set in eye-catching colored blocks. Though text is limited to the essential information, the book is a thorough and complete guide.
Assessment: This book is an excellent tool for any healthcare provider who is initiating or managing IV therapy. The design is clear, complete, and easy to follow. Information to facilitate critical thinking and decision making is included along with procedural information. The book is appropriate for individual, healthcare facility, or library purchase.
Carol A. Stephenson
This new IV management book, one in a series of nursing photo books, focuses on the skills of starting, managing, and troubleshooting IVs. The purpose is to provide a detailed, practical guide to all aspects of the management of IV therapy. The book is targeted for all levels of healthcare providers who manage IVs. There is useful information for caregivers of all skill levels, from novice to expert, who practice in any setting. Even the experienced nurse is likely to discover some useful pearls in this book. The design of the book is very user friendly. Information is easy to find. Each skill is clearly illustrated with black-and-white photos as well as text that is to the point. Special tidbits and troubleshooting/decisionmaking information is set in eye-catching colored blocks. Though text is limited to the essential information, the book is a thorough and complete guide. This book is an excellent tool for any healthcare provider who is initiating or managing IV therapy. The design is clear, complete, and easy to follow. Information to facilitate critical thinking and decision making is included along with procedural information. The book is appropriate for individual, healthcare facility, or library purchase.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874348118
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Series: New Nursing Photobooks Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 8.77 (w) x 11.33 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Learning about I.V. Therapy Essentials
Understanding I.V. therapy 3
Selecting I.V. equipment 4
Preparing for I.V. therapy 13
Initiating and Maintaining I.V. Therapy
Initiating I.V. therapy 23
Using a venoscope 43
Maintaining an I.V. site and setup 46
Using an intermittent infusion device 61
Learning about CV therapy 69
Inserting a short-term CV catheter 71
Maintaining a short-term CV catheter 77
Removing a short-term CV catheter 88
Maintaining a long-term CV catheter 91
Inserting a PICC 104
Maintaining a PICC 112
Removing a PICC 116
Using an I.V. infusion pump 119
Using an I.V. controller 131
Implementing Transfusions
Learning about transfusions 143
Transfusing blood 147
Transfusing plasma and plasma fractions 157
Managing a transfusion reaction 165
Index 169
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