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Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828935/fluid-and-electrolyte-imbalances-interpretation-and-assessment
#1
Mandi D Walker
Maintaining the balance of fluid and electrolytes is crucial to the care of patients across the continuum. To do this, a practitioner must be cognizant of key monitoring and assessment parameters. Key electrolytes, their function within the body, normal values, signs and symptoms of imbalances, key treatment modalities, and other considerations are discussed.
November 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828934/review-of-intravenous-lipid-emulsion-therapy
#2
Jeffery W Spray
Intravenous fat emulsion (IVFE) is an important source of calories and essential fatty acids for patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN). Administered as an individual infusion or combined with PN, the fats provided by IVFE are vital for cellular structural function and metabolism. The affinity of some medications to lipids has led to the use of IVFE as a treatment for any lipophilic drug overdose. This article will explain the available formulations of IVFE, administration, and maintenance issues, as well as the risks and benefits for various applications...
November 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828933/practical-considerations-for-self-administration-of-subcutaneous-immunoglobulin-g-utilizing-recombinant-human-hyaluronidase-an-advanced-method-of-subcutaneous-administration-a-nurse-s-perspective
#3
Linda K Miars, Michelle Tran, Kimberly Duff
An approved subcutaneous infusion of immunoglobulin G using recombinant human hyaluronidase (IGHy) allows adult patients with primary immunodeficiency disease to self-administer every 3 to 4 weeks using 1 to 2 subcutaneous infusion site(s). This article reviews the practical considerations for nurses to simplify patient education and training. Key considerations include pump choice and parameters, ancillary supplies, and technique. Patient education includes infusion log upkeep and management of potential reactions...
November 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828932/successful-infusion-therapy-in-older-adults
#4
Kay Coulter
Older adults are a special patient population who require attention to a variety of issues and considerations related to infusion therapy. The need to alter practice approaches includes vascular access techniques and the administration of intravenous medications, fluids, and blood components. In addition, older adults will manifest very different signs and symptoms related to development of an infection in the body. This article reviews the normal physical changes that occur in their major body systems and discusses recommendations to accomplish successful venous access and correct administration of infusates...
November 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828931/review-reflect-and-recharge
#5
Mary Alexander
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755213/controversies-in-persistent-chronic-lyme-disease
#6
Elizabeth L Maloney
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 300 000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year in the United States and that 10% to 20% of these patients will remain symptomatic despite receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy. Many elements of the disease are poorly understood and have generated considerable controversy. This paper discusses the medical controversies related to posttreatment manifestations and their potential impact on infusion nurses.
November 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603950/continuing-education-for-nursing-contact-hours-and-crni%C3%A2-recertification-units
#7
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September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598072/innovative-use-of-existing-public-and-private-data-sources-for-postmarketing-surveillance-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-associated-with-intravenous-needleless-connectors
#8
Ying P Tabak, Richard S Johannes, Xiaowu Sun, Cynthia T Crosby, William R Jarvis
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) data and private databases containing new-generation intravenous needleless connector (study NC) use at the hospital level were linked. The relative risk (RR) of CLABSI associated with the study NCs was estimated, adjusting for hospital characteristics. Among 3074 eligible hospitals in the 2013 CMS database, 758 (25%) hospitals used the study NCs. The study NC hospitals had a lower unadjusted CLABSI rate (1...
September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598071/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-focus-on-infused-prostacyclins
#9
Traci Stewart
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by vasoconstriction and cell proliferation in the pulmonary vasculature. Guideline-driven interventions with infused prostacyclin treatment are the mainstay for patients with advanced symptoms. Infused prostacyclin therapy is complex. It is critical to manage prostacyclin therapy with precision because boluses or interruptions can be fatal. Education of patients and inpatient staff nurses is necessary to prevent negative outcomes. Nurses are an essential part of the multidisciplinary team caring for patients with PAH...
September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598070/minimizing-occupational-exposure-to-antineoplastic-agents
#10
Martha Polovich
The inherent toxicity of antineoplastic drugs used for the treatment of cancer makes them harmful to healthy cells as well as to cancer cells. Nurses who prepare and/or administer the agents potentially are exposed to the drugs and their negative effects. Knowledge about these drugs and the precautions aimed at reducing exposure are essential aspects of infusion nursing practice. This article briefly reviews the mechanisms of action of common antineoplastic drugs, the adverse outcomes associated with exposure, the potential for occupational exposure from preparation and administration, and recommended strategies for minimizing occupational exposure...
September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598069/sharing-your-knowledge-getting-your-idea-published
#11
Kerry A Milner
Nurses have a professional and ethical obligation to share best practices to advance nursing knowledge and create better outcomes for patients. Practice-based evidence is as important to advancing evidence-based practice as original research. Infusion nurses are in an excellent position to share local best practices more broadly. Writing for publication is a mechanism for disseminating practice-based evidence. This article reviews the importance of sharing best practices and describes not only how to prepare a manuscript for publication but also resources that will help nurses in this important endeavor...
September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598068/acid-base-homeostasis-overview-for-infusion-nurses
#12
Natalie A Masco
Acid-base homeostasis is essential to normal function of the human body. Even slight alterations can significantly alter physiologic processes at the tissue and cellular levels. To optimally care for patients, nurses must be able to recognize signs and symptoms that indicate deviations from normal. Nurses who provide infusions to patients-whether in acute care, home care, or infusion center settings-have a responsibility to be able to recognize the laboratory value changes that occur with the imbalance and appreciate the treatment options, including intravenous infusions...
September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598067/thyroid-emergencies
#13
Angela M Leung
Myxedema coma and thyroid storm are thyroid emergencies associated with increased mortality. Prompt recognition of these states-which represent the severe, life-threatening conditions of extremely reduced or elevated circulating thyroid hormone concentrations, respectively-is necessary to initiate treatment. Management of myxedema coma and thyroid storm requires both medical and supportive therapies and should be treated in an intensive care unit setting.
September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598066/needle-phobia
#14
Lynda S Cook
Venipuncture is generally associated with some degree of pain, discomfort, and/or apprehension. Yet most patients accept it with tolerance, even nonchalance. A few, not only pediatric patients, exhibit a higher degree of anxiety and face the procedure with tears, tension, and a variety of bargaining techniques (ie, stick on the count of 3; use only this vein). But for 1 group of people, venipuncture is associated with such fear that avoidance of the procedure is practiced. The end results are detrimental to the patient and may have an impact on society as well...
September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598065/infusion-nursing-grand-rounds-and-educational-posters-ins-2016-annual-convention-and-industrial-exhibition-may-14-19-2016
#15
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September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598064/it-s-good-for-patients-nurses-and-health-care
#16
Mary Alexander
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379682/medication-errors-involving-the-intravenous-administration-route-characteristics-of-voluntarily-reported-medication-errors
#17
Zane Robinson Wolf
Characteristics of medication errors involving the intravenous (IV) route of administration were analyzed in reports from 1995 to 2013. This was accomplished through a voluntary medication error reporting program. A retrospective case study design analyzed reports by practitioners or consumers on IV-associated medication errors (N = 975) affecting patients. Patterns in error accounts reflected cultural changes in health care organizations. Equipment, labeling, incorrect route of administration, types of errors, patient outcomes, and causal agents represented major codes...
July 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379681/taking-another-view-how-nurses-perceive-infusion-pumps-as-demanding-for-both-themselves-and-their-patients
#18
Matthew B Perrigino, Benjamin B Dunford, Dawn Berndt, Cynthia L Gaston
Based on an organization theory perspective, this study proposes that nurses not only consider how infusion pumps place demands on themselves but also consider how infusion pumps place demands on patients. Results from a sample of nurses in a large, public authority, nonprofit teaching hospital located in the midwestern United States indicate that "demanding formalization for nurses" and "demanding formalization for patients" are 2 empirically distinct constructs. Demanding formalization for patients was a stronger predictor of infusion pump-related attitudes, in addition to trust and pay satisfaction...
July 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379680/evolution-of-the-treatments-for-hemophilia
#19
Christine J Guelcher
Although hemophilia has been recognized for centuries as an inherited disorder primarily affecting males, advances in treatments have been very recent. Initial availability of plasma-derived therapies offered significant improvements in morbidity and mortality, but the transmission of viruses quickly negated the benefit of early factor replacement products. After developing successful viral inactivation methods and subsequently developing recombinant technology, the manufacturing of factor concentrates became much safer...
July 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379679/catheter-securement-systems-for-peripherally-inserted-and-nontunneled-central-vascular-access-devices-clinical-evaluation-of-a-novel-sutureless-device
#20
Karen M Krenik, Graham E Smith, Stéphanie F Bernatchez
Sutureless catheter securement systems are intended to eliminate risks associated with sutures. The clinical acceptability of a novel system was investigated compared with the current method of securement for peripherally inserted central catheters (19 facilities using StatLock or sutures) or nontunneled central vascular access devices (3 facilities using StatLock or sutures or HubGuard + Sorbaview Shield). More than 94% of respondents rated the novel system as same, better, or much better than their current product...
July 2016: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
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