Chapter 3. Patient Examination and Assessment: Choice of Devices

  1. Helen Hamilton CBE, FRCN, RGN Independent nurse consultant1 and
  2. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine2
  1. Helen Hamilton CBE, FRCN, RGN Independent nurse consultant

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch3

Central Venous Catheters

Central Venous Catheters

How to Cite

Hamilton, H. (2009) Patient Examination and Assessment: Choice of Devices, in Central Venous Catheters (eds H. Hamilton and A. R. Bodenham), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Intravenous therapy, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. Intravenous therapy, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019948

Online ISBN: 9780470750186

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Keywords:

  • patient examination and assessment;
  • insertion of a central venous access device (CVAD);
  • patient education;
  • decision-making process;
  • systemic and topical allergies;
  • peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion;
  • conscious sedation;
  • assessment of respiratory function;
  • fractures and arthritis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Information and informed consent

  • Choice of anaesthetic techniques

  • Physical examination and assessment

  • Vascular assessment

  • Cardiovascular

  • Infection issues

  • Radiological assessment

  • Laboratory assessments

  • Conclusion

  • References