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Fast Facts for Nurses about Home Infusion Therapy: The Expert’s Best Practice Guide in a Nutshell

by Lisa Gorski Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
06/2017
ISBN:
9780826160058
Format:
Pbk 254 pages
Price:
AU$51.99 NZ$56.52
Product Status: In Stock Now
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Features concise information "at a glance" along with more in-depth considerations

Providing key information at a glance, this timely resource for the home care nurse, offers clear, current practice guidelines for safely delivering IV therapy within the home. Written by one of the foremost experts in the field, the guide delivers not only evidence-based information in an easy-to-access, bulleted format, but also includes more extensive descriptions, discussions, and rationale for in-depth consultation. It maintains a cogent focus on infection and complication prevention throughout, and presents directives for achieving positive patient outcomes. It also focuses on patient education—an essential component of safe home infusion therapy--and includes case studies and Q & A sections to reinforce content.

The guide addresses the foundations of home infusion therapy, including infusion access devices and infusion delivery methods. Effective and safe management of dehydration, antimicrobial infusions, and parenteral nutrition are addressed along with chemotherapy, pain management, cardiac-related infusion therapy, immunoglobulin infusion, and other home infusion therapies. Home care nurses who provide direct care, home care managers and educators, and nurses who provide home care discharge planning will find this Fast Facts guide to be an invaluable learning tool.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on patient selection, education, and monitoring
  • Delivers evidence-based recommendations
  • Presents quick access bullet points along with more in-depth information
  • Discusses pediatric and geriatric implications
  • Includes case studies and critical thinking questions

Contents


Reviewers


ForewordMary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI, CAE, FAAN


Preface


Acknowledgments


Part I FOUNDATIONS OF HOME INFUSION THERAPY


1. Overview and Introduction to Home Infusion Therapy


2. Patient Education: An Essential Component of Safe Home Infusion Therapy


3. Infection Prevention Concepts


Part II ACCESS DEVICES AND METHODS


4. Peripheral Catheters


5. Central Vascular Access Devices


6. Other Infusion Access Methods


Part III PRINCIPLES OF DELIVERING INFUSION THERAPY WITHIN THE HOME ENVIRONMENT


7. Infusion Administration Methods and Issues


8. Fluid Administration: Managing Dehydration


9. Antimicrobial Therapy


10. Home Parenteral Nutrition


11. Chemotherapy Infusions


12. Infusion Pain Management


13. Cardiac Infusion Therapy


14. Immunoglobulin Infusion


15. Other Home Infusion Therapies


Index