Features concise information ""at a glance"" along with more in-depth considerations. 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 includes more 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 guide to be an invaluable learning tool.
This book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.