Real World Nursing Survival Guide: IV Therapy


  • Denise Macklin, RNC, BSN, CRNI, President, Professional Learning Systems, Inc., Marietta, GA
  • Cynthia Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN, FAAN, Professor, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, School of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA

Nursing students struggling with the difficult area of IV therapy need a resource that guides them through the essentials and highlights what they need to know. This guide offers a visual, engaging approach that clearly explains topics such as: equipment and infusion devices, principles of peripheral and central venous therapy, peripheral and central complications, and special concerns for pediatric and older adult patients. The first section of the book presents content in an illustrated multi-modal approach that explains key concepts and reviews topics with a range of engaging learning activities. The last section contains 115 NCLEX® review questions with answers and rationales for correct and incorrect answers.
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Undergraduate nursing students, inservice education programs on IV therapy for practicing nurses


Book information

  • Published: September 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-9778-9

Table of Contents

1. Equipment and Infusion Regulation Devices
2. Principles of Peripheral Venous Therapy
3. Peripheral Complications
4. Principles of Central Venous Therapy
5. Central Complications
6. The Pediatric Patient
7. The Older Adult Patient
8. Community-Based Infusion Therapy
NCLEX Section