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Main description:

Venepuncture and cannulation are the most commonly performedinvasive procedures in the UK, and are everyday procedures inhealth care practice.
Venepuncture and Cannulation is apractical guide to these procedures. It assumes no prior knowledgeand equips nurses and other health professionals with the clinicalskills and knowledge they need in order to confidently performvenepuncture and cannulation in both hospital and communitysettings.


Venepuncture and Cannulation explores relevant anatomyand physiology, education and training, and legal and ethicalissues, before addressing the selection of the appropriate vein andequipment, risk management and infection control, procedures forvenepuncture and cannulation, potential complications, patientperspectives and common blood tests.


Practical evidence–based guide which assumes no priorknowledge
Provides nurses with the skills and knowledge to performprocedures safely and effectively
Includes clinical guidelines and real–life scenarios
Provides an essential companion to Intravenous therapy


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Venepuncture and cannulation are the most commonly performedinvasive procedures in the UK, and are everyday procedures inhealth care practice.
Venepuncture and Cannulation is apractical guide to these procedures. It assumes no prior knowledgeand equips nurses and other health professionals with the clinicalskills and knowledge they need in order to confidently performvenepuncture and cannulation in both hospital and communitysettings.


Venepuncture and Cannulation explores relevant anatomyand physiology, education and training, and legal and ethicalissues, before addressing the selection of the appropriate vein andequipment, risk management and infection control, procedures forvenepuncture and cannulation, potential complications, patientperspectives and common blood tests.


Practical evidence–based guide which assumes no priorknowledge
Provides nurses with the skills and knowledge to performprocedures safely and effectively
Includes clinical guidelines and real–life scenarios
Provides an essential companion to Intravenous therapy


Contents:

Foreword vi


Contributors viii


Introduction 1
Sarah Phillips and Mary Collins


1 Legal and Professional Issues 5
Lorraine Hyde


2 The Learning Experience 16
Sarah Phillips


3 Anatomy and Physiology 44
Mary Collins


4 Selection of Equipment 68
Mirjana Dojcinovska


5 Vein Selection 91
Barbara Witt


6 Infection Control and Risk Management 108
Sarah Hart


7 Procedures for Venepuncture and Cannulation 131
Annie de Verteuil


8 Complications 175
Wendy Morris


9 Introduction to Routine Blood Tests, Normal Values and Relevance to Clinical Practice 223
Andrea Blay


10 Patient s Perspective 281
Lisa Dougherty


Webliography 297


Glossary 298


Index 304


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781444393224
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: April, 2011
Pages: 324
Dimensions: 129.00 x 185.00 x 18.46

Subcategories: Nursing

MEET THE AUTHOR

Sara Phillips is lead nurse, Practice Education at theChelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust.

Mary Collins is Lecturer Practitioner at St Mary′s NHSTrust.


Lisa Dougherty is Nurse Consultant, Intravenous Therapy,Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.