In order to be successful teachers of home IV therapy, nurses need to have good technical and general nursing skills and also be familiar with the principles of adult development and learning.
Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, CS, CRNI, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Covenant Home Health & Hospice, Milwaukee, WI. She is a member of the HHNA Board and an Editorial Board member of Home Healthcare Nurse.
Editor’s Note: In celebrating this 20th anniversary I asked Lisa Gorski, an editorial board member and the author of a wonderful article originally published in the September/October 1987 issue, to update it by adding new material while keeping the original material intact. The result is a fascinating glimpse into how “some things change and some remain the same.” Lisa’s updates appear in the text in italic type. In this era of constant change, it’s good to know that much of the principles of practice remain the same—we simply must remember!
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