Venepuncture and Cannulation. Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

  • ID: 2222411
  • Book
  • 324 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Venepuncture and cannulation are the most commonly performed invasive procedures in the UK, and are everyday procedures in health care practice.Venepuncture and Cannulation is a practical guide to these procedures. It assumes no prior knowledge and equips nurses and other health professionals with the clinical skills and knowledge they need in order to confidently perform venepuncture and cannulation in both hospital and community settings.

Venepuncture and Cannulation explores relevant anatomy and physiology, education and training, and legal and ethical issues, before addressing the selection of the appropriate vein and equipment, risk management and infection control, procedures for venepuncture and cannulation, potential complications, patient perspectives and common blood tests.

  • Practical evidence–based guide which assumes no prior knowledge
  • Provides nurses with the skills and knowledge to perform procedures safely and effectively
  • Includes clinical guidelines and real–life scenarios
  • Provides an essential companion to Intravenous therapy
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Foreword vi

Contributors viii

Introduction 1Sarah Phillips and Mary Collins

1 Legal and Professional Issues 5Lorraine Hyde

2 The Learning Experience 16Sarah Phillips

3 Anatomy and Physiology 44Mary Collins

4 Selection of Equipment 68Mirjana Dojcinovska

5 Vein Selection 91Barbara Witt

6 Infection Control and Risk Management 108Sarah Hart

7 Procedures for Venepuncture and Cannulation 131Annie de Verteuil

8 Complications 175Wendy Morris

9 Introduction to Routine Blood Tests, Normal Values and Relevance to Clinical Practice 223Andrea Blay

10 Patient s Perspective 281Lisa Dougherty

Webliography 297

Glossary 298

Index 304

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Sarah Phillips
Mary Collins
Lisa Dougherty
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