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A rapid rituximab infusion pilot study

01 July 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Given the extended license for rituximab (MabThera) and the anticipated increase in demand for its use in chemotherapy units, a pilot study investigating its rapid...

The role of nurses in intravenous cannulation

14 January 1998

Nursing Standard

Clinical

This article considers the many problems of peripheral intravenous cannuiation, ways to minimise these and the benefits to patient and hospital when this task is...

Reducing the risk of complications in IV therapy

22 October 1997

Nursing Standard

Iv therapy

For many patients the IV route may be the safest and most effective method of receiving treatment and in some specialties a large proportion of nursing time is spent...

Peripheral intravenous therapy:key risks and implications for practice

27 July 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Personnel, environment and procedures related to peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy are explained. Parenteral routes are suggested and, where peripheral IV therapy...

Prevention of infection in peripheral intravenous devices

22 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone intravenous therapy focus

This article focuses on peripheral intravenous cannulation devices as one source of infection. Using the chain of infection, each aspect is explored to help reduce...

The use of intravenous therapy

11 July 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nurses have a professional and legal responsibility to understand the rationale for the use of prescribed fluids. Safe administration requires an understanding of...

Infusion devices: characteristics, limitations and risk management

26 March 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Safe administration of IV therapy requires skilled use of the equipment, knowledge of the associated risks and the prevention of adverse consequences. The authors...

Vascular access: indications and implications for patient care

09 March 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This overview of the vascular access devices available for adult patients explains how careful selection and management of the device can minimise the complications...

Peripheral intravenous therapy: key risks and implications for practice

27 July 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

Personnel, environment and procedures related to peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy are explained. Parenteral routes are suggested and, where peripheral IV therapy...

Infection control in peripheral cannulae

17 March 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Cannulation is a procedure that is increasingly being performed by nurses, therefore it is important that they are aware of the complications associated with care...