Management of children with a totally implanted central venous access port device

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This article addresses the care and management of these ports in children and the wide variation in practice that exists in the UK, and makes recommendations for practice” Mighten (2019).

Abstract:

Research and advances in technology have enabled children and young people with life-limiting conditions to live longer. To maintain their well-being and quality of life many of these children usually require some form of intravenous access for treatment. Children’s nurses should have the skills and training to ensure they are competent to practise using totally implanted central venous access devices such as portacaths (ports). This article addresses the care and management of these ports in children and the wide variation in practice that exists in the UK, and makes recommendations for practice.

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Reference:

Mighten, J. (2019) Care and management of children with a totally implanted central venous access device: portacath. Nursing Children and Young People. 31(3), p.38-46. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e799.

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