Infusion Nursing

An Evidence-Based Approach

Edited by

  • Mary Alexander


  • Mary Alexander
  • Ann Corrigan
  • Lisa Gorski, RN, MS, C
  • Judy Hankins, Coordinator, IV Admixture, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
  • Roxanne Perucca

With a new focus on evidence-based practice, the 3rd edition of this authoritative reference covers every aspect of infusion therapy and can be applied to any clinical setting. Completely updated content brings you the latest advances in equipment, technology, best practices, guidelines, and patient safety. Other key topics include quality management, ethical and legal issues, patient education, and financial considerations. Ideal as a practical clinical reference, this essential guide is also a perfect review tool for the CRNI examination.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-6410-7

Table of Contents

Section I: Infusion Therapy Overview

1. Infusion Nursing as a Specialty

2. Evidence-Based Practice

3. Quality Management

4. Legal Issues of Infusion Nursing

5. Ethics

6. Clinician and Patient Education

7. Clinician and Patient Safety

8. Infusion Therapy Across the Continuum

9. Financial Considerations

Section II: Physiologic Considerations

10. Anatomy and Physiology Related to Infusion Therapy

11. Fluid and Electrolytes

12. Infection Prevention and Control

Section III: Infusion Therapies

13. Parenteral Fluids

14. Blood Component Therapy

15. Pharmacology

16. Biologic Therapy

17. Parenteral Nutrition

18. Antineoplastic Therapy

19. Pain Management

Section IV: Infusion Delivery Systems

20. Infusion Therapy Equipment

21. Product Selection and Evaluation

Section V: Infusion Nursing Practice

22. Patient Assessment as Related to Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

23. Peripheral Venous Access Devices

24. Central Venous Access Devices: Access and Insertion

25. Central Venous Access Devices: Care, Maintenance, and Potential Complications

26. Alternative Infusion Access Devices

27. Intraspinal Access and Medication Administration

28. Documentation

Section VI: Specialty Populations

29. Infusion Therapy in Children

30. Infusion Therapy in the Older Adult