Introduction to Intravenous Therapy for Health Professionals


  • Eugenia Fulcher, BSN, MEd, EdD, RN, CMA (AAMA), Allied Health Instructor, Waynesboro, GA
  • Margaret Frazier, RN, CMA, BS, Formerly-Department Chair, Health and Human Services Division, Program Chair, Medical Assisting Program, Ivy Tech State College, Fort Wayne, IN

Designed for existing courses within the MA curricula, this text provides initial preparation for the principles and techniques of intravenous therapy. Students will learn the basic knowledge necessary to safely and precisely administer basic IV fluids and medications within the scope of practice for their particular health care profession.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3399-8

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Intravenous Therapy

2. Review of Anatomy and Physiology

3. Review of Medical Asepsis

4. Basic Equipment and Supplies for IV Therapy

5. Review of Dosage Calculations

6. Foundations of IV Therapy

7. Pharmacology Related to IV Therapy

8. Starting an Intravenous Infusion

Appendix A: Intravenous Therapy Regulations for Medical Assistants and Technicians

Appendix B: Intravenous Therapy Drug Incompatibilities