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IV Therapy for Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: Tapping Into IV Therapy 7 Chapter 1: Introducing IV Therapy: A Purpose-Driven Practice 9 Chapter 2: Keeping within the Letter of the Law 23 Chapter 3: Tools of the Trade 41 Part II: What?s Your Type? Components of IV Therapy 69 Chapter 4: Medications Made to Order: Pharmacological IV Therapy 71 Chapter 5: Beefi ng Up on Blood Component Therapy Basics 93 Chapter 6: Chemotherapy 101 107 Chapter 7: Maintaining Equilibrium with Fluids and Electrolytes 121 Chapter 8: Serving Up Parenteral Nutrition 157 Part III: Getting Down to IV Therapy Business 169 Chapter 9: Documenting Diligently: The Backbone of Infusion Therapy 171 Chapter 10: Calculation Central: Figuring Drug Dosages, Drips, and Flow Rates 183 Chapter 11: Gravity, Pumps, and Syringes: The Many Ways to Deliver IV Therapy 193 Chapter 12: Going for the Hand or Arm: Peripheral IV Essentials 203 Chapter 13: The ABCs of the CVAD 227 Part IV: Administering IV Therapy 255 Chapter 14: Practical Pharmacological IV Administration 257 Chapter 15: Transfusing Blood Components 269 Chapter 16: Infusing Chemotherapy with Caution 283 Chapter 17: A Balancing Act: Administering Fluids and Electrolytes 297 Chapter 18: Making Every Calorie Count: Parenteral Nutrition 309 Part V: Considering Unique Populations 329 Chapter 19: A Little Dab?ll Do Ya: IV Therapy for Infants and Children 331 Chapter 20: When Aging Is an Issue: IV Therapy for the Elderly 343 Chapter 21: There?s No Place Like Home: IV Therapy for the Homebound Patient 355 Part VI: The Part of Tens 367 Chapter 22: Ten Things You Need to Know in IV Therapy 369 Chapter 23: Ten Tricks of the Trade for Starting IVs 373 Index 377

About the Author

Bettie Lilley Nosek, RN, BA, is a published author, inventor of a patented medical device, and former instructor of accredited nursing programs. Deborah Trendel-Leader, RN, BSN, PHN, is a registered nurse and freelance medical journalist with certifications in critical care, IV therapy, public health, and advanced cardiac life support.

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