Managing intravenous medications in the non-hospital setting: An ethnographic investigation

Gardner, Glenn E., Gardner, Anne, Morley, Greg, & Watson, D (2003) Managing intravenous medications in the non-hospital setting: An ethnographic investigation. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 26(4), pp. 227-233.

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Little published information exists about the issues involved in conducting complex intravenous medication therapy in patients' homes. An ethnographic study of a local hospital-in-the-home program in the Australian Capital Territory explored this phenomenon to identify those factors that had an impact on the use of medicine in the home environment. This article focuses on one of the three themes identified in the study-Clinical Practice. Within this theme, topics related to the organization and management of intravenous medications, geography and diversity of patient caseload, and communication in the practice setting are discussed. These findings have important implications for policy development and establishment of a research agenda for hospital-in-the-home services.

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ID Code: 56467
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1533-1458
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2013 05:32
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2013 05:32

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