Crossing professional boundaries: nurse-led catheter insertion

Linda Kelly

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The steady expansion of nursing roles is enabling staff to perform tasks traditionally undertaken by doctors. This change is perceived as being in the interests of patients, particularly because it can reduce waiting times, but it can also increase job satisfaction and enhance opportunities for the recruitment and retention of staff. This article describes the establishment of a nurse-led service for tunnelled central venous catheter insertion for renal dialysis. The result of a retrospective audit describes what impact this service has had.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-7
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Management (Harrow, London, England : 1994)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


  • Catheterization
  • Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Nursing Audit
  • Radiology
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Retrospective Studies


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