Venepuncture and Cannulation
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
- Explores relevant anatomy and physiology
- Covers education and training, as well as legal and ethical issues
- Considers potential complications, and patient perspectives
- Provides guidance on the selection of the appropriate vein and equipment, and common blood tests