Manual of I.V. Therapeutics, 4th Edition, is a self-paced reference designed to help the student, novice, or advanced practitioner in any setting where infusion-related skills are necessary. This new edition continues to emphasize standards of practice using the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Intravenous Nursing Society (INS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Key Features: Includes a new chapter, "Venipuncture for Blood Withdrawal" Provides competency criteria for hospital policy and procedure development required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Provides detailed step-by-step procedures for such practices as subcutaneous infusion of pain medication, peripherally inserted catheters (PICCs), epidural pain medication administration, and patient controlled analgesic therapy Includes Competency Skill Checklists for evaluating procedures. Emphasizes delivery of IV therapy in the home setting Includes boxes for age-related considerations as well as cultural considerations in delivering I.V. care.
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