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Pocket Guide to Home Infusion Therapy


Gorski, L. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2005, 192 pp, $36.95; 1-800-832-0034;


Home care nurses and agencies can effectively deliver home infusion therapy when structures and processes are in place to ensure safe, quality practice. The Pocket Guide to Home Infusion Therapy is the first book to provide the appropriate knowledge for doing so. Designed for home care nurses and agencies, this guide is a portable reference for providing home infusion therapy.


Initial chapters cover venous access devices, various infusion devices and pumps, and home infusion patient education. Further chapters, in an easy-to-use "bullet format," are organized by major home infusion therapy categories, including simple hydration, antimicrobial therapy, parenteral nutrition, and chemotherapy. Comprehensive yet concise, the text includes charts, graphs, and line diagrams.