Peripherally inserted central catheters: patient involvement
Janice Gabriel Consultant cancer nurse, Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust, University of Southampton
A wide range of catheter devices are now available through which to deliver treatment to patients. However, patients are seldom asked for their preference of device. This study examines patient choice in terms of catheter for intravenous chemotherapy delivery and also looks at patient response to the use of peripherally inserted central catheters.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 2, 8, 27-32. doi: 10.7748/cnp2003.10.2.8.27.c92