I.V.Therapy Made Incredibly Easy!, 2/e is a member of the Incredible Easy serues. This entertaining, practical and informative reference reviews the basics of I.V. therapy such as purpose, delivery methods, flow rates, legal issues, profession standards, and documentation. It also discusses the necessary components of peripheral and central venous therapy, including access sites, equipment, preparation, maintenance and discontinuation of therapy, and describes administration of I.V. medications. It discusses special considerations for the pediatric, elderly and home care patient. The book highlights transfusion therapy, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition. In addition, special elements found throughout the text make it easy to understand and remember key points and information. Features: Seven chapters - introduction, peripheral I.V. therapy, central venous therapy, I.V. medications, transfusions, chemotherapy infusions, and parenteral nutrition. Each chapter features - summary of key points, clear and simple explanation of problems, definitions of key terms, illustrations that clearly explain key topics, easy to remember memory joggers, bullets, ballot boxes and checklists make it easy to spot important points at a glance. Margin points highlight key concepts and points about accurate charting. Quick tests at the end of each chapter. Logos alert the reader to critical information. "Thought pillows" to identify key points. Full colour mini guide explains the different types of I.V. solutions and common catheter insertion sites. Glossary defines difficult or often misunderstood terms. I.V. Drug Compatibility Chart. New to this edition: A complete review and update of all existing topics, including drugs and applications for home I.V. therapy. Increased emphasis on infection control, needleless devices and standard precautions. Expanded coverage of autotransfusion and hemipheresis. Update of all cheomtherapeutic drug protocols including biologic therapies. Incorporation of the american Intravenous Nurses Society standards of practice NEW LOGO - Cheat Sheet: Information summaries at the end of each chapter for quick review. NEW SECTION - Practice Makes Perfect: Case study questions and answers at the end of the book provide a quick assessment of I.V. Therapy knowledge
Springhouse Publishing Co ,U.S.
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