"Intravenous Therapy" is a concise, accessible guide to the basic theory and practice of IV therapy. It focuses on elementary principles, avoiding more specialist practice, in order to enable students and newly qualified nurses to effectively manage patients undergoing IV treatment. It contains essential information in an accessible form. It presents the evidence base for best practice. It also focuses on safe practice and patient care, managing risk and avoiding complications. It includes guidelines on drug administration and handling, fluid and blood transfusions. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of venous access devices. Other books in the "Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses" series are: "Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient" by P. Jevon and B. Ewens (063205803X) and "ECGs for Nurses" by P. Jevon (0632058021).
Teresa Finlay is a Senior Lecturer in Autonomous Health Care Practice at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.
Introduction.Expanding Practice in IV therapy. Background Anatomy and Physiology and Venous Access. Vascular Access Devices.Managing IV Therapy Safely.Intravenous Fluid Therapy.Pharmacology and IV therapy