Vascular access: indications and implications for patient care
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Vascular access: indications and implications for patient care

Janice Gabriel Consultant cancer nurse, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester/University of Southampton
Karen Bravery Practice development nurse/nurse practitioner, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Lisa Dougherty Consultant nurse intravenous therapy, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London
Jill Kayley Independent nurse consultant UK-wide
Michele Malster Specialist perioperative practitioner, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds
Katie Scales Consultant nurse critical care, Charing Cross Hospital, London

This overview of the vascular access devices available for adult patients explains how careful selection and management of the device can minimise the complications associated with infusion therapy.

Nursing Standard. 19, 26, 45-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.03.19.26.45.c3820

Correspondence

janice.gabriel@weht.swest.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review