Infusion Nursing - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781416064107, 9781455710065

Infusion Nursing

3rd Edition

An Evidence-Based Approach

Editor: Mary Alexander
Authors: Mary Alexander Ann Corrigan Lisa Gorski Judy Hankins Roxanne Perucca
eBook ISBN: 9781455710065
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416064107
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th May 2009
Page Count: 625

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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.

Key Features

  • Authored by the Infusion Nurses Society, this highly respected reference sets the standard for infusion nursing practice.
  • Coverage of all 9 core areas of INS certification makes this a valuable review resource for the examination.
  • Material progresses from basic to advanced to help new practitioners build a solid foundation of knowledge before moving on to more advanced topics.
  • Each chapter focuses on a single topic and can serve as a stand-alone reference for busy nursing professionals.
  • Expanded coverage of infusion therapy equipment, product selection, and evaluation help you provide safe, effective care.
  • A separate chapter on infusion therapy across the continuum offers valuable guidance for treating patients with infusion therapy needs in outpatient, long-term, and home-care, as well as hospice and ambulatory care centers.
  • Extensive information on specialties addresses key areas such as oncology, pain management, blood components, and parenteral nutrition.

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


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About the Editor

Mary Alexander

About the Authors

Mary Alexander

Ann Corrigan

Lisa Gorski

Judy Hankins

Affiliations and Expertise

Coordinator, IV Admixture, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC

Roxanne Perucca