Compassionate vascular access care of patients with a history of intravenous drug abuse

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In the following case, a hospital was challenged to provide appropriate care while remaining responsible and compassionate throughout the duration of infusate delivery” Hawes and Willegal (2017).

Abstract:

Vascular access specialists are brought into many difficult situations that stretch their ability to provide appropriate care to patients who have complicated medical and personal histories. In the following case, a hospital was challenged to provide appropriate care while remaining responsible and compassionate throughout the duration of infusate delivery.

Reference:

Hawes, M.L. and Willegal, K.M. (2017) Responsible Compassionate Care: Meeting the Needs of Patients with a History of Intravenous Drug Abuse. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 22(1), p.31-34.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.java.2016.08.004

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