Peripheral venepuncture in infants and children
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Peripheral venepuncture in infants and children

Jane Willock Senior lecturer, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Paediatric nephrology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Jim Richardson Principal lecturer, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan
Anna Brazier Consultant clinical psychologist
Colin Powell Consultant paediatrician
Emma Mitchell Play specialist, Child Health, University Hospital of Wales

Venepuncture can be a painful and frightening experience for children. Nurses play an active role in helping them to cope with this experience and in reducing the adverse effects of venepuncture. This article explains how infants, children and their families can be supported and cared for before, during and after venepuncture.

Nursing Standard. 18, 27,43-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.03.18.27.43.c3571

Correspondence

jwillock@glam.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review