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A structured learning programme for venepuncture and cannulation

08 March 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses a structured learning programme that offers a standardised assessment for all healthcare staff to learn venepuncture and/or cannulation....

Peripheral intravenous cannulation: safe insertion and removal technique

12 September 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The aim of this article is to reinforce good practice in insertion and removal techniques for peripheral intravenous cannulation. The article is intended as a...

Nurse cannulation: introducing an advanced clinical skill

06 October 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Many patients admitted to emergency departments (EDs) require therapy delivered by cannula. Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Tipperary, used to run a system in which...

Identifying and managing patients with acute coronary conditions

04 November 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

In 2004, the then National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) published a technology-appraisal guideline on the treatment of patients with unstable angina (UA)...

Management of cellulitis after insect bites

04 November 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Emergency nurses must be able to manage patients with undifferentiated and previously undiagnosed conditions. Cellulitis, for example, is often seen in emergency...

Nurse cannulation: introducing an advanced clinical skill

25 October 2009

Nursing Management

Feature

Many patients admitted to emergency departments (EDs) require therapy delivered by cannula. Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Tipperary, used to run a system in which...

Peripheral cannulae in oncology: nurses' confidence and patients' experiences

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence & practice

The insertion and care of peripheral intravenous cannulae (PIVCs) is a role performed by clinical staff that is fundamental to oncology. Previous research indicates...

Is venepuncture in the ipsilateral arm safe?

08 October 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Surgical advances in the treatment of breast cancer have significantly reduced patient morbidity; however, lymphoedema of the ipsilateral arm remains a concern. At...

Vascular access: a guide to peripheral venous cannulation

17 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of the knowledge and skills required for peripheral venous cannulation, including anatomy and physiology, psychology, consent, vein...

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with difficult veins?

14 June 2018

Emergency Nurse

Training

Peripheral venous access is the most common invasive procedure performed on patients in the UK and is traditionally the responsibility of nursing staff. In an...