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Intravenous therapy in nursing practice

Author: Lisa Dougherty; Julie Lamb
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This text aims to give readers theoretical, background and practical advice on intravenous therapy. Important issues such as ethics, law, pharmacology, haemostasis and infection control are  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Dougherty; Julie Lamb
ISBN: 0443059837 9780443059834
OCLC Number: 41388681
Description: xiv, 508 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Legal Aspects/Scope of Professional Practice: History of IV Therapy In The Uk. Professional Issues. Accountability, Expanding Practice, Scope of Professional Practice, Reduction In Junior Doctors Hours, Nurses Responsibility. Legal Issues. Litigation, Need For Knowledge And Skill Maintenance. Ethical Issues. Training And Skill Acquisition, Certification. IV Teams vs Training All Staff. Chapter 2 Anatomy And Physiology Related To IV Therapy: Peripheral And Central Venous Systems. Structure of Veins. Skin, Arteries, Nerves. Physiology of Blood And Blood Flow. Sites of Insertion. Peripheral And Central Venous Access. Changes Related To Aging And Illness. Chapter 3 Fluid Content of Body. Electrolyte And Fluid Disturbances. Maintenance Therapy. Rationale For Restoration And Replacement Therapy Transport Mechanisms. Acid Base Balance. Principles of Electrolyte Therapy. Chapter 4 Parenteral Fluids And Nutrition: Fluid Need And Types of Fluids And Their Clinical Application. Methods of Administration. Monitoring, Blood Levels Etc. Nutritional Assessment. Components of Nutrition And Solutions. Home Tpn. Complications And Risks. Chapter 5 Flow Control: Types of Equipment Available. Electronic And Disposable Devices. Uses of Equipment. When To Use What. Advantages And Disadvantages of Each Type of Device. Volumetric, Syringe, Ambulatory, Pca. Alarms And Safety Features. Storage And Maintenance. Reporting Adverse Incidents. Trouble Shooting. Chapter 6 Infection Control In IV Therapy: Intrinsic And Extrinsic Contamination. Principles of Asepsis. Risk Factors. Patient And Hospital Related. Diagnosis And Treatment of Intravascular Device Related Septicaemia. Prevention of Infection. Main Causative Organisms/Sources of Bacteria. Chapter 7 Obtaining Peripheral Vascular Access: Choice of Site And Equipment. Procedures For Venepuncture, Cannulation And Midline Insertion. Types of Patients And Veins/Physiological Factors. Patients Fears And Experiences. Approach To The Patient. Selecting Appropriate Environment. Use of Local Anaesthetic. Improving Vascular Access Complications/Problem Solving. Different Blood Tests And How To Obtain Them. Chapter 8 Vascular Access In The Acute Care Setting: Types of Patients. Types of Catheters. Principles of Care. Dressings, Flushing, Site.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Dougherty, Julie Lamb ; forewords by George Castledine, Tom S.J. Elliott.


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