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I.V. Therapy Demystified
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Your solution to mastering I.V. therapy Looking for a quick way to learn the ins-and-outs of I.V. therapy but find other books dripping with complexity? Here's your lifeline! I.V. Therapy Demystified infuses essential information with clear explanations to make learning easy. Written by a nursing professor, this detailed guide covers fluids and electrolytes, I.V. therapy delivery systems, and peripheral and central I.V. therapy. You will learn about crystalloid and colloid solutions and blood component, parenteral nutrition, and pharmacological therapies. I.V. therapy in infants, children, and older adults is also covered. Filled with key terms to help you to remember important concepts, and complete with end-of-chapter quizzes to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of I.V. therapy in no time at all. I.V. Therapy Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic. This fast and easy guide offers: Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter An NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Measurements labeled in SI units Indications for I.V. therapy and options for delivery A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
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Table of Contents

I.V. Therapy Demystified 1. Basic Principles of IV Therapy 2. Fluids and Electolytes 3. IV Delivery Systems 4. Peripheral IV Therapy 5. Central IV Therapy 6. IV Therapy and the Nursing Process 7. Crystalloid Solutions 8. Colloid Solutions 9. Blood Component Therapy 10. Parenteral Therapy 11. Iv Pharmacological Therapy 12. IV Therapy and Infants and Children 13. IV Therapy and the Elderly 14. IV Therapy within Community-Based Settings

About the Author

Kerry Cheever is currently the head of the Nursing Department at Moravian College. Prior to this position, Dr. Cheever served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing and Health at DeSales University since 1999. She taught in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She is a commander in the United States Navy and has extensive experience in Critical Care, Trauma and Emergency nursign. Previously, she served on the faculty at Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Medical University of South Carolina. Cheever's publications include recent articles in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal or Religion and Health, Journal of Nursing Education,and Journal of child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Cheever is an associate editor of the forthcoming 11th edition of Brunner& Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (the 10th edition is the most widely used medical-surgical nursing textbook inthe world. She also has authored two chapters for the text). Currently, she has as work in progress entitled Adult Health Case Studies: Fostering Clinical Reasoning Skills in Novices, which has been accepted for publication. Cheever received her PhD iin 1993 from the University of South Carolina, and MSN in Adult Health in 1990 from the University of Florida, and a BSN from Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales in 1980. She holds additional postgraduate certificates in acute care nurse practitioner studies from Marquette University and the BioEthics from New York University.

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