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Contents
PREFACE.
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INFUSION THERAPY FOR THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT.
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THE ROLE OF THE CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST IN
INFUSION THERAPY...............................................................................
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1. GENERAL ORGANIZATIONAL POLICIES
Infusion Team.......................................................................................................... 12
Competence and Competency Validation............................................................... 14
Product Evaluation, Integrity, and Defect Reporting. ............................................. 17
Informed Consent.................................................................................................... 19
First Dose Administration in Alternative Care Settings. ........................................ 23
Latex Sensitivity or Allergy..................................................................................... 26
Adverse and Serious Adverse Events..................................................................... 29
2. INFECTION PREVENTION AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE
Hand Hygiene.......................................................................................................... 34
Sharps Management. ............................................................................................. 37
Medical Waste Disposal. ....................................................................................... 39
Durable Medical Equipment Disinfection............................................................... 40
Standard Precautions.............................................................................................. 42
Transmission-Based Precautions............................................................................ 45
3. VASCULAR ACCESS DEVICE PLACEMENT
Vascular Access Device (VAD) Planning................................................................. 50
Local Anesthesia..................................................................................................... 56
Umbilical Catheter Placement, Site Care, Maintenance, and Removal................. 60
Short Peripheral Catheter (SPC) Placement............................................................ 65
Ultrasound-Guided Short Peripheral Catheter (SPC) Placement. ........................... 72
Short Peripheral Catheter (SPC) Insertion via the External Jugular (EJ) Vein........ 77
Ultrasound-Guided Midline Catheter Insertion. ..................................................... 82
Ultrasound-Guided Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion
Using Modified Seldinger Technique (MST)...................................................... 91
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