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

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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 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 in-depth information
  • Discusses pediatric and geriatric implications
  • Includes case studies and critical thinking questions
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Medical
Series Title: Fast Facts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Pub Co
Author: Lisa A. Gorski
Language: English
Street Date: May 11, 2017
TCIN: 52866673
UPC: 9780826160058
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-9943
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