Manual of I.V. Therapeutics: Evidence-based Practice for Infusion Therapy

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This is the perfect resource for any setting where infusion therapy skills are required! Its popular, self-paced approach makes it ideal for classroom and clinical settings as it progresses from the basics to advanced techniques while incorporating theory into clinical application. Readers will find a new focus on evidence-based practice, a more streamlined format, and new features on DavisPlus that continue to make this the manual of choice in a rapidly advancing field. What's New: this title features a new focus on evidence-based practice. It presents 'Thinking Critically' boxes, a case study feature. It integrates pediatric and geriatric content throughout. It also features a bonus CD-ROM packaged with every book that include a 300-question test bank with rationales as well as Case Studies from the book with critical thinking questions and answers. It emphasizes standards of practice through its use of guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Infusion Nursing Society (INS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It offers well organized pedagogical tools, including...Learning Objectives; Nursing Fast Facts; Age-related and Cultural Considerations; Nursing Plans of Care; Home Care Issues; Patient Education; and, Key Points and Review Questions. This title provides competency criteria for hospital policy and procedure development required by The Joint Commission. It includes competency skill checklists for evaluating procedures. It presents detailed step-by-step procedures for subcutaneous infusion of pain medication peripherally inserted catheters (PICCs) epidural pain medication administration and patient controlled analgesic therapy. It examines delivery of IV therapy in the home setting. It highlights critical content in 'Nursing Fast Fact' boxes. It spotlights assessment and intervention guidelines in 'Nursing Points-of-Care' boxes.