Venous access choices

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Intravenous literature: Gorski, L.A. (2009) The peripheral intravenous catheter: an appropriate yet often overlooked choice for venous access. Home Healthcare Nurse.  27(2), p.130-2.

“Over my 23 years of practicing home healthcare and home infusion therapy, I have witnessed the evolution and growth in vascular access devices. Improved catheter materials and placement techniques have made it easier and safer for patients to receive infusion therapy at home.due to neurologic illness and can transfer only with the use of a lift. The home health nurse tells the physician that the patient’s veins are poor and that a PICC is required, which the physician readily orders based on the nurse’s assessment…” click here for the full text pdf.

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