The fourth edition of this practical reference provides current, comprehensive information on I.V. therapy in a clear, concise, and entertaining manner. The book reviews the basics of I.V. therapy such as purpose, delivery methods, flow rates, legal issues, profession standards, and documentation; discusses the necessary components of peripheral and central venous therapy, including access sites, equipment, preparation, maintenance, and discontinuation of therapy; and, describes administration of I.V. medications, including special considerations for the pediatric, elderly, and home care patient. Coverage includes transfusion therapy, chemotherapy, and parenteral nutrition. This edition includes new geriatrics and pediatrics chapters, new information on home care throughout, and updated Infusion Nurses Society standards.