Venepuncture and Cannulation

Venepuncture and Cannulation

Editor(s): Sarah Phillips, Mary Collins, Lisa Dougherty OBE

Published Online: 23 MAR 2011 08:42AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405148603

Online ISBN: 9781444393231

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393231

About this Book

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

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