What should we expect from peripheral intravenous cannulation?

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…this article will consider the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections and needlestick injuries, national and international guidelines on infection prevention and safety in intravenous access…” Barton et al (2017).

Abstract:

Peripheral intravenous cannulation is a common clinical procedure in today’s healthcare setting. There are a range of different devices to choose from, and this article will consider the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections and needlestick injuries, national and international guidelines on infection prevention and safety in intravenous access, the need for closed catheters, features of the Introcan Safety® 3 (B. Braun Melsungen AG) and research into peripheral cannulas.

Reference:

Barton, A., Ventura, R. and Vavrik, B. (2017) Peripheral intravenous cannulation: protecting patients and nurses. British Journal of Nursing. 26(8), p.S28–S33.

10.12968/bjon.2017.26.8.S28

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