Complications associated with venous access devices: part one
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Complications associated with venous access devices: part one

Helen Hamilton Senior nurse, Vascular access, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford

This article, the first of two, identifies the primary complications that can arise when inserting central venous access devices. The second part, to be published next week, examines secondary complications and preventive measures.

Correspondence helen.hamilton@orh.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 26,43-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.03.20.26.43.c4087

Published in print: 08 March 2006

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review