Whose line is it anyway? Management of central venous catheters in children

McInally, Wendy (2005). Whose line is it anyway? Management of central venous catheters in children. Paediatric Nursing, 17(5) pp. 14–18.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7748/paed2005.06.17.5.14.c991

Abstract

Paediatric cancer therapy for children and young people is highly complex. It involves chemotherapy regimens, multiple blood sampling and supportive care measures, all of which require reliable, safe and acceptable venous access to manage the child through the cancer treatment experience. Among the most disturbing experiences for children receiving cancer treatment are the trauma of venepuncture and associated needle phobia (Liossi 2002). Appropriate support is required for both child and family to remove or reduce these stressful experiences and is part of improving the quality of the patient’s journey in living with cancer in the 21st century (Gibson and Evans 1999)

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