Promoting safe administration of subcutaneous infusions
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Promoting safe administration of subcutaneous infusions

Marion Khan Practice development team nurses, York Hospitals NHS Trust, York
Gillian Younger Practice development team nurses, York Hospitals NHS Trust, York

Despite the many benefits of subcutaneous therapy, this route is less commonly used in general patients than the intravenous route. The authors discuss safe practice for subcutaneous infusions, including anatomical sites, guidelines for insertion and patient care.

Nursing Standard. 21, 31,50-58. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.04.21.31.50.c4545

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practicedevelopmentteam@york.nhs.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review