Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Br J Nurs. 2003 Jun 12-25;12(11):657-65.

Reflecting on the nursing contribution to vascular access.

Author information

  • 1Intravenous Therapy and Care, Rotherham General Hospitals NHS Trust.

Abstract

Intravenous (IV) therapy and care has become indispensable in today's modern healthcare environment. However, in a striking reversal of fortune, it has been suggested that the provision of IV services is often taken for granted and underpinned by routine and habit (Lundgren and Ek, 1996; Creamer, 2000). In an attempt to promote reflection within the profession, this article asks key questions about ownership and responsibility, level of ability, appropriateness of device selection, documentation and evaluation of IV care. The aim of this reflective exercise is to forge a stronger relationship between nursing practice and IV care, the ultimate outcome being the development of safe, corroborated, effective and reliable IV nursing care.

PMID:
12829965
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Atypon
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk