Higher Education

Intravenous Infusion Therapy for Nurses, 2nd Edition

  • Dianne L. Josephson, RN, MSN El Paso Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1401809359  |  ISBN-13: 9781401809355
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1999
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.75



Given the sharp rise in medication administration errors, effective venipuncture and intravenous therapy have never seemed more critical to the overall health of patients. Intravenous Infusion Therapy for Nurses: Principles & Practice is your trustworthy guide designed to help you navigate the challenging concepts and protocols of IV therapy and offer you the tools to master them in practice. The latest information on equipment, nutritional support, legal implications, and infection control are all thoroughly woven into the context of professional and safe nursing practice. As no other resource offers more opportunities to learn and apply knowledge in IV therapy, this text is absolutely essential reading for anyone preparing to perform these skills.

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Features and Benefits

  • Entire chapter devoted to risks, complications, and adverse reactions the nurse may encounter and prescriptions for addressing them
  • Age-related considerations are addressed, with specific pediatric and older-adult chapters
  • Rationales accompany prescribed nursing action to demonstrate why a given intervention is necessary
  • Includes Intravenous Nurses Society (INS) Standards of Care
  • Nursing Alerts bring attention to life-threatening situations where the nurse must implement special care

Table of Contents

FOUNDATIONS OF INTRAVENOUS INFUSION THERAPY PRACTICE: Introduction to Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Fluid and Electrolyte Fundamentals Related to Intravenous Infusion Therapy; The Legal Implications of Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Infection Control and Safety Standard Measures Related to Intravenous Infusion Therapy.
THE PRACTICE OF INTRAVENOUS INFUSION THERAPY: Risks, Complications, and Adverse Reactions Associated with Intravenous Infusion Therapy;Intravenous Infusion Preparations; Patient Preparation and Site Selection for Peripheral Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Equipment and Supplies Employed in the Preparation and Administration of Intravenous Infusion Therapy; The Delivery, Care, Maintenance, and Discontinuation of Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Mathematical Calculations for the Administration, Regulation, and Maintenance of Intravenous Infusion Therapy; Pharmacologic Principles Related to the Preparation and Administration of Intravenous Medications; Central and Peripherally Placed Vascular Access Devices and Advanced Medication Delivery Systems; Intravenous Nutritional Support; Blood and Blood Product Administration.
INTRAVENOUS INFUSION NEEDS OF THE PEDIATRIC AND GERONTOLOGIC POPULATIONS: Intravenous Infusion Therapy for the Pediatric Patient; Intravenous Therapy for the Elderly Patient: Special Considerations.
Appendix A: Abbreviations.
Appendix B: Medical Terminology.
Appendix C: Symbols.
Appendix D: Review Questions.
Appendix E: Study Questions for Further Review.
Appendix F: Intravenous Infusion Therapy Nursing Skill Checklists.
Bibliography and References.

What's New

  • Case Studies to sharpen analytical and decision-making skills
  • Icons with procedures correspond to available animations or opportunities to practice within the interactive multimedia program IV Therapy Skills


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Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401852157 | ISBN-13: 9781401852153)

Includes: Competencies, Lecture Outlines, Teaching Strategies and Activities, Critical Thinking Questions, Chapter Quizzes and answers to Chapter Quizzes.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dianne L. Josephson, RN, MSN

Dianne L. Josephson, R.N., M.S.N. is nurse educator with clinical experience in the area of medical-surgical nursing.