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dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Carole
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorBellhouse, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorDelahoyde, Mary-Kate
dc.contributor.authorHill, Steve
dc.contributor.authorRickard, Claire
dc.contributor.authorYorke, Janelle
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-07T01:26:00Z
dc.date.available2019-11-07T01:26:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1475-4266en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/cnp.2017.e1408en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388037
dc.description.abstractThe insertion and care of peripheral intravenous cannulae (PIVCs) is a role performed by clinical staff that is fundamental to oncology. Previous research indicates nurses' confidence and experience could mediate successful first attempt insertion, increasing the longevity of PIVCs and improving the patient experience. The aim of this audit was to provide a snapshot of care and maintenance of PIVCs, patients' experiences and nurses' confidence at a specialist cancer hospital. An audit tool assessing PIVC care practices (n = 51) and a patient experience questionnaire (n = 65) were completed. A questionnaire assessing nurses' confidence and training needs was completed by 36 nurses. The findings raise some concerns about clinical practice when inserting PIVCs and ongoing care, with 80% adherence to cannulation policies. Almost half of insertion procedures failed at the first attempt and 17% of nurses lacked confidence in PIVC insertion and in recognising or responding to common complications. Patient satisfaction was high for ongoing PIVC care (95%), although some reported increased pain and anxiety after PIVC insertion, with some unresolved concerns. This audit highlights several important areas for improvement in relation to PIVC insertion and maintenance and the need for greater adherence to clinical guidelines/policy and additional training were identified.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRCNien_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom32en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto38en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCancer Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110en_US
dc.titlePeripheral cannulae in oncology: nurses’ confidence and patients’ experiencesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFarrell, C; McCulloch, E; Bellhouse, S; Delahoyde, M-K; Hill, S; Rickard, C; Yorke, J, Peripheral cannulae in oncology: nurses’ confidence and patients’ experiences, Cancer Nursing Practice, 2017, 16 (3), pp. 32-38en_US
dc.date.updated2019-10-03T05:10:47Z
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 RCN Publishing Company. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorRickard, Claire


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