Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice

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Lisa Dougherty, Julie Lamb
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 17, 2009 - Medical - 528 pages
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Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice provides a comprehensive guide to the management of intravenous therapy in nursing, and explores all aspects of intravenous therapy in both hospital and community settings.

It addresses core clinical skills, including the preparation and administration of intravenous drugs, peripheral venous access, acute and long term central venous access, and paediatric intravenous therapy. The book also explores relevant anatomy and physiology, fluid and electrolyte balance, pharmacological aspects and legal and ethical issues, in order to equip nurses with the skills and knowledge needed in order to provide safe and effective care.

* Addresses key specialist skills, including blood transfusion, parenteral nutrition and safe administration of cytotoxic drugs
* A definitive text for nurses working in the hospital and the community
* Contains contributions from leading nurse practitioners

Intravenous Therapy in Nursing Practice is an essential resource for nurses and health professionals working in intravenous therapy.
  

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Contents

Section 1 Fundamentals
1
Section 2 Practice
141
Section 3 Specialities
375

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About the author (2009)

Lisa Dougherty is Nurse Consultant, Intravenous Therapy, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea and Surrey. She is co-editor of the sixth edition of The Royal Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, chair of the RCN Intravenous therapy forum and is well respected nationally and internationally for her work on Intravenous therapy.

Julie Lamb is General Manager for Cancer Services at Barts and The London NHS Trust. Julie qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1984 and specialised in Cancer Nursing until 1996 when she then took on a management role. During her clinical nursing career, Julie was chair of the RCN Intravenous Therapy Forum and was chair and speaker at a variety of national events associated with Intravenous Therapy

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