IV Therapy

ISBN-10: 072169778X

ISBN-13: 9780721697789

Edition: 2003

Authors: Cynthia C. Chernecky, Denise Macklin

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Nursing students struggling with the difficult area of IV therapy need a resource that guides them through the essentials and highlights what they need to know. This guide offers a visual, engaging approach that clearly explains topics such as: equipment and infusion devices, principles of peripheral and central venous therapy, peripheral and central complications, and special concerns for pediatric and older adult patients. The first section of the book presents content in an illustrated multi-modal approach that explains key concepts and reviews topics with a range of engaging learning activities. The last section contains 115 NCLEX review questions with answers and rationales for correct and incorrect answers. Narrows the gap between the facts learned in school and the wisdom that nurses need to survive in the real world. Material is presented in a clear and entertaining way by using adult learning principles and various active-learning strategies to engage nursing students of all ages, backgrounds, and learning styles. Consistent headings divide information into manageable units and reinforce a logical learning strategy. Icons for lifespan considerations, cultural implications, web links, caution/danger, and calculations help the reader identify special content in the chapter. Memory-reinforcing mnemonic devices and a variety of interactive activities promote learning. Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted in parentheses and another color after the layperson's explanation expose students to terminology that they will hear in the hospital setting. Boxed "Take Home Points" offer succinct points of advice that reflect years of nursing experience that students can use to prepare for their clinical rotation. A full-color insert illustrates concepts and principles of IV therapy, including illustrations of various complications. NCLEX-style questions are referenced by chapter and provided in a convenient 2-column format with answers and rationales that can be covered with a flap on the back cover. Features original cartoon illustrations and a theme monkey cartoon character that walks the student through difficult subjects with a light-hearted, engaging approach to learning. Separate chapters on pediatric and older adult patients discuss important age-related considerations associated with IV therapy. Includes a chapter on one of the fastest growing fields in nursing community care and how it affects nurses, patients requiring IV therapy, and their caretakers.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Equipment and Infusion Regulation Devices
Solution Containers
Administration Sets
Infusion Regulation Device
Principles of Peripheral Venous Therapy
IV Assessment
Selection Process
Local Anesthesia
Insertion Procedure
Applying the Dressing
Flushing Procedure
Removal Procedure
Patient Education
Peripheral Complications
Mechanical Failure
Site Infection
Principles of Central Venous Therapy
Central Venous Catheter
Types of Central Venous Catheters
Short-Term Central Venous Catheter
Intermediate Central Venous Catheter
Tunneled Catheter
Implanted Port
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
Dressing Management
Blood Withdrawal
Removal of a Central Venous Catheter
Central Venous Catheter Complications
Central Venous Catheter Complication
Central Venous Catheter Infection
Venous Thrombosis
Air Emboli
Allergic Reaction and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Circulatory Overload and Pulmonary Edema
Catheter Damage
Catheter Malpositioning and Migration
Pinch-Off Syndrome
Pediatric Patient
Pediatric IV Therapy
Insertion Process
Pediatric Central Venous Catheter
Older Adult Patient
Older Adult Patient
Skin Changes
Vein Changes
Physiologic Changes
Other Special Needs for Older Adults
Venipuncture Preparation
Insertion Tips
Insertion Site Protection
Care and Maintenance
Community-Based Infusion Therapy
Community-Based Infusion Therapy
Evaluating the Safety of the Home Environment
Caregiver Criteria
Nursing Responsibilities
Patient and Caregiver Education
Nursing Care
NCLEX Section
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