Based on recognized standards of practice, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Infusion Therapy offers RN and LPN nursing students and practitioners a practical, concise resource for learning or reviewing current approaches to infusion therapy as well as a dependable IV pocket reference. Divided into consistent key sections, such as Troubleshooting Tips, Guidelines for Specific Procedures, Pain Management, and Helpful Hints, nurses can rely on this powerful pocket reference daily for their infusion therapy needs. And with the latest information on products, guidelines, and screening procedures, nurses can be sure they are staying current with the latest innovations and trends in the field.
New and updated information on needleless IV therapy products, products that meet JCAHO/CDC safety recommendations, CDC/ANA safe practice guidelines, latex allergy, and blood products
New content on CDC recommendations for screening West Nile Virus and SARS
New content on Central Venous Catheters for child, adolescent, and geriatric patients
New product information and illustrations familiarize readers with the latest innovations
Expanded content on serum electrolytes keep readers up-to-date
Updated discussion of chemotherapy drugs
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
By Shirley E. Otto, MSN, CRNI, AOCN, Consultant, Formerly Clinical Nurse Specialist, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, KS
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