Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Infusion Nurses Society, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

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Other titles Journal of infusion nursing (Online), Infusion nursing
ISSN 1539-0667
OCLC 48272706
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: With the growing complexity of multiple sclerosis (MS) care, nursing professionals have increasing responsibility in managing clinical disease and treatment. Nursing professionals and other health care providers play important roles in educating patients about disease-modifying therapy options, the course of therapy, and managing potential adverse effects. A panel of nursing and MS experts was convened and used a modified Delphi method to reach consensus on best-practice recommendations for alemtuzumab infusion in MS patients. This valuable clinical resource provides a practical guide for clinicians to optimize patient education and implement strategies for infusion-associated reaction prophylaxis and management when administering alemtuzumab.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 08/2015; DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000127
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    ABSTRACT: Infusion nursing is a unique hybrid of inpatient and ambulatory nursing. The subspecialty of nurses cares for patients requiring treatment over long periods, including cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and patients who require short bursts of treatment, such as those with multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Infusion nurses are exposed to many of the common root causes of moral distress in their practice, similar to nurses caring for terminally ill or critically ill patients. The specific aims of this article are to (1) define moral distress, moral residue, and the crescendo effect; (2) describe ethical stressors that can be confused with moral distress; (3) review the effects of moral distress on different health care providers; and (4) provide strategies to manage moral distress in the workplace using a case example.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):285-289. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000111
  • Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):258-259. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000113
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    ABSTRACT: Educating home health nurses presents significant challenges for nurse educators because of the vast geographical areas served and the types of patient cared for. The integration of technology into the home health care arena offers new and innovative opportunities to address the ongoing educational needs of nurses as required by accrediting bodies. This exploratory study evaluated a Web-based educational module on home inotrope therapy in regard to nurses' perceived knowledge and confidence.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):269-276. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000109
  • Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):265-267. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000114
  • Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):245-246. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000119
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    ABSTRACT: Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a technologically complex, life-sustaining therapy for individuals who have intestinal failure. Accepting an invasive lifelong therapy like HPN is challenging for patients and their family caregivers. There is a desire to maintain a sense of normalcy in life and to carry on as usual. Using qualitative methodology, the authors explored and described the lived experience of HPN-dependent adults and identified normalization as a repeating and strong theme. Understanding how individuals adapt, cope, or experience this complex therapy provides insight into how they manage their lives in as normal a way as possible. By understanding the perspective of normalization, home infusion nurses and nutrition support clinicians can embrace caregiving strategies and tools consistent with the changing social environment in which the HPN experience is lived.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):290-300. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000112
  • Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):255-256. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000118
  • Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):252-253. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000115
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    ABSTRACT: Pain is the leading reason people seek health care. In an effort to aggressively manage pain in the hospitalized patient, we have seen an increase in the use of opioids. Unfortunately, there has been a similar increase in the number of opioid-related adverse events. As a result, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert in August 2012 with suggested evidenced-based actions to help avoid these adverse events. This article describes one hospital's initiatives to provide opioids safely.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 07/2015; 38(4):278-283. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000110
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    ABSTRACT: Oxygen delivery capacity during profoundly anemic conditions depends on blood's oxygen-carrying capacity and cardiac output. Oxygen-carrying blood substitutes and blood transfusion augment oxygen-carrying capacity, but both have given rise to safety concerns, and their efficacy remains unresolved. Anemia decreases oxygen-carrying capacity and blood viscosity. Present studies show that correcting the decrease of blood viscosity by increasing plasma viscosity with newly developed plasma expanders significantly improves tissue perfusion. These new plasma expanders promote tissue perfusion, increasing oxygen delivery capacity without increasing blood oxygen-carrying capacity, thus treating the effects of anemia while avoiding the transfusion of blood.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):217-222. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000103
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    ABSTRACT: The application of root cause analysis (RCA) to health care began in the Veteran's Administration system and spread to Joint Commission-accredited organizations when it became a requirement for accreditation. The success of this valuable quality improvement tool relies on understanding the principles of patient safety, assembling a team, and producing and completing action items aimed at correcting root causes of adverse events. This article describes optimal RCA techniques based on published literature and expert opinion and then provides a sample RCA for a fictitious but common adverse event: catheter-associated bloodstream infection.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):225-231. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000104
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    ABSTRACT: In patients with diminished kidney function, the pharmacokinetics of many medications are altered. Alterations in absorption, distribution, and metabolism are observed in addition to altered elimination through the kidney. Classes of intravenous medications in which dose modifications are frequently required for patients with diminished kidney function include antibiotics, some anticoagulants, and chemotherapy agents. Failure to follow renal dose adjustment recommendations can lead to an increased risk of toxicity. Equations frequently used to estimate kidney function for the purpose of making renal dose adjustments include the Cockcroft-Gault, Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):210-215. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000102
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    ABSTRACT: Parenteral drug delivery is an essential part of patient care. The subcutaneous (SC) route is easily accessed, is more cost-effective, and provides increased convenience for the patient than the other parenteral methods. The pharmacokinetic profile of medications delivered SC reflect bioavailabilities similar to intravenous (IV) delivery. The coadministration of human recombinant hyaluronidase with SC medications enhances the maximum concentration and time to maximum concentration to more closely mimic drugs delivered by the IV route. Pharmaceutical companies are studying and successfully developing new formulations of current medications for delivery via the SC route.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):179-187. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000099
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    ABSTRACT: Peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter insertion, the most common invasive hospital procedure performed worldwide, is associated with a variety of complications and an unacceptably high overall failure rate of 35% to 50% in even the best of hands. Catheter failure is costly to patients, caregivers, and the health care system. Although advances have been made, analysis of the mechanisms underlying the persistent high rate of peripheral IV failure reveals opportunities for improvement.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):189-203. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000100
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    ABSTRACT: Central venous catheter (CVC) maintenance is integral to preventing complications and improving outcomes. This process is made more challenging when patients transition from hospital to home care or to an outpatient infusion setting, because different CVC maintenance practices and care parameters confuse patients and care providers alike. Through collaboration and consensus building, a group of metropolitan home health and home infusion agencies developed a standardized approach to CVC maintenance care. This article discusses the multiagency collaborative and resulting guideline and other educational materials that better enable providers, patients, and families to maintain CVC integrity and achieve optimal outcomes.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 03/2015; 38(2):115-121. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000092
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of the study was to evaluate incidence of and risk factors for sepsis following peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) removal. The retrospective cohort study looked at neonatal intensive care unit patients with PICC placement between February 2003 and June 2010 at a single medical center in the United States. Results showed that 14/216 patients (6.5%) had sepsis within 5 days of PICC removal. PICC removal because of adverse events was significantly associated with sepsis (P = .017). Antibiotic use before PICC removal did not have a significant impact on sepsis. The conclusions of the study are that removal of PICCs because of adverse events is significantly associated with late-onset neonatal sepsis and that antibiotic use at the time of PICC removal is not associated with a decline in sepsis rate.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 03/2015; 38(2):129-134. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000096
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    ABSTRACT: Blood product transfusion is one of the most common invasive procedures performed in the health care setting. In contrast to pharmaceuticals, blood is actually a liquid transplant. Transfusion complications consequently encompass complex biological processes and infectious possibilities. Changes in vital signs are regularly seen during transfusion. Knowledge of common transfusion reaction signs and symptoms enables the clinical team to differentiate a normal patient response from a life-threatening reaction. Direct care nurses responsible for this procedure play a vital role in its success. Understanding the possible complications of transfusion and how to quickly recognize reactions at the bedside helps ensure the best patient outcomes.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 03/2015; 38(2):104-113. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000097