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Venepuncture and Cannulation


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Foreword vi Contributors viii Introduction 1 Sarah Phillips and Mary Collins 1 Legal and Professional Issues 5 Lorraine Hyde 2 The Learning Experience 16 Sarah Phillips 3 Anatomy and Physiology 44 Mary Collins 4 Selection of Equipment 68 Mirjana Dojcinovska 5 Vein Selection 91 Barbara Witt 6 Infection Control and Risk Management 108 Sarah Hart 7 Procedures for Venepuncture and Cannulation 131 Annie de Verteuil 8 Complications 175 Wendy Morris 9 Introduction to Routine Blood Tests, Normal Values and Relevance to Clinical Practice 223 Andrea Blay 10 Patient's Perspective 281 Lisa Dougherty Webliography 297 Glossary 298 Index 304

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Sara Phillips is lead nurse, Practice Education at theChelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust. Mary Collins is Lecturer Practitioner at St Mary's NHSTrust. Lisa Dougherty is Nurse Consultant, Intravenous Therapy,Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.


"It provides a comprehensive overview of practice and underlyingtheory, integrated with details of patient experience."(Independent Nurse, 18 July 2011)

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