Venepuncture and Cannulation
February 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- 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
Introduction (Sarah Phillips and Mary Collins).
1 Legal and Professional Issues (Lorraine Hyde).
2 The Learning Experience (Sarah Phillips).
3 Anatomy and Physiology (Mary Collins).
4 Selection of Equipment (Mirjana Dojcinovska).
5 Vein Selection (Barbara Witt).
6 Infection Control and Risk Management (Sarah Hart).
7 Procedures for Venepuncture and Cannulation (Annie de Verteuil).
8 Complications (Wendy Morris).
9 Introduction to Routine Blood Tests, Normal Values and Relevance to Clinical Practice (Andrea Blay).
10 Patient's Perspective (Lisa Dougherty).
Mary Collins is Lecturer Practitioner at St Mary's NHS Trust.
Lisa Dougherty is Nurse Consultant, Intravenous Therapy, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
* Provides nurses with the skills and knowledge to perform procedures safely and effectively
* Explores choice of vein and selection of appropriate equipment
* Addresses risk management , infection control and potential complications
* Examines common blood tests
* Includes clinical guidelines and real-life scenarios
* Provides an essential companion to ‘Intravenous therapy'