Vascular access needs of patients with factitious disorder

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When considering a patient with factitious disorder as a candidate for infusion therapy, the clinician must be aware of the challenges associated with providing an invasive treatment to high-risk patients while promoting safety” McMillan (2020).

Abstract:

Factitious disorder, formerly known as Munchausen syndrome, is a type of mental illness in which patients fabricate symptoms to gain attention or sympathy. When considering a patient with factitious disorder as a candidate for infusion therapy, the clinician must be aware of the challenges associated with providing an invasive treatment to high-risk patients while promoting safety.

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Reference:

McMillan, J.P. (2020) Challenges Associated With Vascular Access Needs of Patients With Factitious Disorder. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 43(1), p.39-46. doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000353.

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