OverviewGet a thorough grounding in delivering safe, effective infusion therapy with the friendly support and technical guidance of the newly updated Infusion Therapy Made Incredibly Easy!®, 5th edition. This complete how-to on administering and monitoring different IV medications delivers clear direction on vital concepts, terms, and techniques-backed by numerous illustrations, confidence-building humor, and expert insights. Offering clear, concise direction for nursing students, this popular Incredibly Easy!® text is also the ideal refresher for nurses and all practitioners learning best practices for a range of infusion therapies Get the skills and know-how needed to administer infusion therapy successfully -NEW and completely revised/updated content with the latest infusion therapy techniques. -Easy-to-read, easy-to-remember guidance for students and practitioners lacking IV experience -Start-to-finish directions and concise explanations on areas such as: -Preparation -Access sites -Equipment use and management -IV starting techniques, including line insertion -Handling complications -Infusion therapy using peripheral veins -Infusion therapy requiring central venous access -Parenteral nutrition -Antineoplastic, biologic, and chemotherapy -Discontinuing an IV -Managing hypothermia, hypernatremia, calcemia, and kalemia -Special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, and home care patients -Legal issues and professional standards -Dozens of colorful diagrams, photos and illustrations explain skills and core concepts, including: - Delivery methods - Flow rates - Infusion fluids and medications - Monitoring and documentation - Transfusion therapy - Special features include: - Just the facts - a quick summary of each chapter's content - "Nurse Joy" and "Jake" - offer clear explanations, vital care reminders, and expert insight on interventions and problem-solving - Quick quiz - multiple-choice questions after each chapter to help you retain knowledge - That's a wrap! - summary of key information for quick chapter review - Best practice - evidence-based standards for administering and monitoring infusion therapy. - Warning - possible risks or complications - Running smoothly - pointers on keeping both patient and equipment problem-free - Memory jogger - anecdotes and memory tricks to help you retain vital content. -Practice Makes Perfect - end-of-book NCLEX practice questions for solid exam preparation.