A review of the nursing role in central venous cannulation: implications for practice policy and research

Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 2010, 19 (11-12), pp. 1485 - 1494
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Aims and objectives. The aim of this article is to review published studies about central vein cannulation to identify implications for policy, practice and research in an advanced practice nursing role. Design. Modified integrative literature review. Methods. Searches of the electronic databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL); Medline, Embase, and the World Wide Web were undertaken using MeSH key words. Hand searching for relevant articles was also undertaken. All studies relating to the nurses role inserting central venous cannulae in adult populations met the search criteria and were reviewed by three authors using a critical appraisal tool.
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