Infusion Nursing

Infusion Nursing

An Evidence-Based Approach

3rd Edition - May 8, 2009

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  • Editor: Mary Alexander
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455710065
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781416064107

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 624
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2009
  • Published: May 8, 2009
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455710065
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781416064107

About the Editor

Mary Alexander

About the Authors

Infusion Nurses Society

Mary Alexander

Ann Corrigan

Lisa Gorski

Judy Hankins

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Roxanne Perucca

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