Infusion Pain Management

Apr 21, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Infusion Pain Management

171■  Were appropriate analgesics given according to the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer pain ladder for adults? These include appropriate use of oral opioid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and use…

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Infusion Administration Methods and Issues

Apr 21, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Infusion Administration Methods and Issues

99The infusion administration method is selected and based upon multiple factors including the type of infusion, the frequency of administration, infusion rate requirements, drug stability in solution, patient safety and…

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Chemotherapy Infusions

Apr 21, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Chemotherapy Infusions

155Administration of chemotherapy in the home setting varies across different regions of the country. Because of the need for close monitoring and risk of drug reactions, complex multidrug regimens are…

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Cardiac Infusion Therapy

Apr 21, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Cardiac Infusion Therapy

185Heart failure (HF) is a prevalent diagnosis among home care patients and is a costly condition associated with both high morbidity and mortality. As the U.S. population ages and as…

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Peripheral Catheters

Apr 21, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Peripheral Catheters

45Reliable vascular access is a major factor allowing for the success of home infusion therapy. Selecting the most appropriate vascular access device (VAD) as well as the site of placement…

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Antimicrobial Therapy

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123Antimicrobial drug administration is the most common home infusion therapy and is used to treat infections in both adult and pediatric patient populations. Given a safe home setting, an appropriate…

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Home Parenteral Nutrition

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137Parenteral nutrition is the intravenous (IV) administration of nutrients via the venous system. In the past, IV nutrition was referred to as “hyperalimentation” or “total parenteral nutrition” but the current…

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Other Home Infusion Therapies

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213The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of some less common, but often home-administered infusion therapies that do not fall under the broad headings of the previous…

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