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Central Venous Access Devices: Care and Management.

9781405119528

Central venous access devices; care and management.

Dougherty, Lisa.

Blackwell Publishing

2006

204 pages

$29.95

Paperback

Essential clinical skills for nurses

RC683

For student and nurses, Dougherty (nurse consultant, intravenous therapy, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) provides a guide to central venous access devices (CVADs), with a chapter each on venous anatomy, insertion, and features of CVADs; peripherally inserted central catheters; non-tunneled short-term catheters; skin-tunneled catheters; implanted ports; management; the hazards of insertion; complications; and patient perspectives. Within the chapters, clinical assessment, advantages and disadvantages, insertion, signs and symptoms of problems, and removal are explained, incorporating b&w photos and diagrams. A consent form for PICC insertion is included.

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