Exploring how the development of a nurse-led vascular access service has benefited patients

Linda J Kelly, Esther Buchan, Ann Brown, Yvonne Tehrani, Debbie Cowan

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Abstract

The management and care of patients in Greater Glasgow and Clyde needing long-term vascular access has changed markedly over the past six years. A nurse-led vascular access service has been introduced to reduce waiting times for patients requiring long-term venous access for treatments such as chemotherapy, long-term antibiotics, renal dialysis and feeding. Nurses in the service now insert tunnelled central venous catheters (TCVCs) and also educate and train other healthcare professionals. This service has led to a reduction in complications and provided a source of expert advice for both patients and healthcare professionals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-8
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Times
Volume105
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing
  • Humans
  • Nurse-Patient Relations

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