Mosby's Pocket Guide to Infusion Therapy

5th Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780323031967

Key Features

  • Presents the principles of infusion therapy in a thorough yet concise manner to facilitate learning and review as well as the easy retrieval of important IV information
  • Highlights Clinical Alerts, Trouble Shooting Tips, and Potential Complications with consistent icons to point out specific clinical practice tips, to save time, and to help prevent common errors
  • Illustrates the use of all drug calculation formulas to clearly explain the calculation process and help prevent drug administration errors
  • Provides patient/family teaching guidelines to assist the nurse in providing appropriate infusion therapy education to their patients
  • Provides multiple-choice study questions at the end of relevant chapters to help the reader evaluate his or her understanding of content and to prepare for the Intravenous Nurses Society Certification exam.
  • Includes a Clinical Competency section at the end of relevant chapters to provide health care institutions and clinical educators with a tool that facilitates meeting JCAHO accreditation requirements.
  • Identifies pediatric drug calculations with a special icon to easily distinguish between adult and pediatric calculations

Table of Contents

1. Infusion Therapy

2. Venipuncture

3. Central Venous Catheters

4. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

5. IV Fluids

6. IV Medication Administration

7. Blood and Blood Component Administration

8. Chemotherapy Administration

9. Parenteral Nutrition

10. Vascular Access in Adult Critical Care

11. Pediatric Infusion Therapy

12. Home Care Infusion Therapy

13. Calculations for IV Infusions

14. Professional Resources



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About the author

Shirley Otto

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Formerly Clinical Nurse Specialist, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, KS