Aim: To develop an assessment tool to assess the severity and healing of skin impairment with the central venous access device.
Design: Delphi technique.
Methods: The instrument domain list was developed through a systematic literature review and semi-structured interviews. Experts from China evaluated the relevance and significance of these items in assessing the degree of skin impairment surrounding central venous access device sites through two Delphi rounds. The APA Style JARS checklist for this article was used.
Results: For the systematic literature review, 28 articles were included to develop the wound assessment instrument. From the articles and interview contents, 15 criteria were selected based on reporting frequency. After further screening via in-depth discussion, the central venous access devices associated with the skin impairment assessment tool were refined to include 14 major domains. Through a two-phase Delphi process, 71 items in 12 domains were ultimately retained.Reference:
Liu M, Zheng C, Guan X, Ke Z, Zou P, Yang Y. Development of central venous access device-associated skin impairment assessment instrument. Nurs Open. 2022 May 3. doi: 10.1002/nop2.1220. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35502576.