Fast Facts for Nurses about Home Infusion Therapy

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Fast Facts for Nurses about Home Infusion Therapy

SKU# 9780826160058

The Expert’s Best Practice Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Lisa A. Gorski MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

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Description 

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 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 Fast Facts guide to be an invaluable learning tool.

Key Features

  • Focuses on patient selection, education, and monitoring
  • Delivers evidence-based recommendations
  • Presents quick access bullet points along with in-depth information
  • Discusses pediatric and geriatric implications
  • Includes case studies and critical thinking questions

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 11, 2017
  • Page Count 254
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826160058

About The Author(s) 

Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN, is a clinical nurse specialist at Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her previous positions include surgical intensive care unit nurse and educator and adjunct faculty and clinical faculty member, University of Wisconsin. Ms. Gorski served as president of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) 2007-2008, chaired the committee for the 2011 and 2016 INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, and serves on the editorial board for Home Healthcare Now. She has published three books about home infusion therapy: High Tech Home Care Manual (1994), Best Practices in Home Infusion Therapy (1999), and Pocket Guide to Home Infusion Therapy (2005). Ms. Gorski is also coauthor of Manual of IV Therapeutics: Evidence-Based Practice for Infusion Therapy, Sixth Edition (2014). She is serving as the 2017-2019 Chair for the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She speaks nationally and internationally, addressing standards development, home health care, and home infusion therapy.

Table of Contents 

Contents

Reviewers

ForewordMary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI, CAE, FAAN

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I FOUNDATIONS OF HOME INFUSION THERAPY

1. Overview and Introduction to Home Infusion Therapy

2. Patient Education: An Essential Component of Safe Home Infusion Therapy

3. Infection Prevention Concepts

Part II ACCESS DEVICES AND METHODS

4. Peripheral Catheters

5. Central Vascular Access Devices

6. Other Infusion Access Methods

Part III PRINCIPLES OF DELIVERING INFUSION THERAPY WITHIN THE HOME ENVIRONMENT

7. Infusion Administration Methods and Issues

8. Fluid Administration: Managing Dehydration

9. Antimicrobial Therapy

10. Home Parenteral Nutrition

11. Chemotherapy Infusions

12. Infusion Pain Management

13. Cardiac Infusion Therapy

14. Immunoglobulin Infusion

15. Other Home Infusion Therapies

Index