Campbell, T. and Lunn, D., 1997. Intravenous therapy: current practice and nursing concerns. British Journal of Nursing, 6 (21), pp. 1218-1228.
Full text not available from this repository.
In the field of intravenous (IV) therapy has been subject to major change, with increasing numbers of nurses taking on the high profile, technical aspects of care. The transfer of previously medicalized tasks such as cannulation has been welcomed by nurses who are keen to develop practical skills in order to embrace the concept of holistic patient care. This literature review aims to clarify the role of the nurse in IV therapy, exploring cannulation as a specific issue. Legal and professional aspects are discussed in terms of extended/expanded practice and practical aspects in terms of IV access and maintenance. Discussion focuses on team approach to the management of IV therapy. Finally, the nursing process is applied to an IV therapy scenario. Exploration of the nursing issues enables practitioners to justify the expansion of individual practice in order to deliver holistic care and improve standards of service. The review concludes that nurses cannot afford to lose sight of the caring component of their role as a result of immersion in the culture of technical skill acquisition.
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Medicine and Surgery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||06 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:42|
|Repository Staff Only -|
|BU Staff Only -|
|Help Guide -||Editing Your Items in BURO|