Central venous catheter insertion by a clinical nurse consultant or anaesthetic medical staff: a single-centre observational study

Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
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Critical Care and Resuscitation, 2010, 12 (2), pp. 90 - 95
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Objective: To compare clinical outcomes of elective central venous catheter (CVC) insertions performed by either a clinical nurse consultant (CNC) or anaesthetic medical staff (AMS). Design, setting and participants: Prospective audit of a convenience sample of consecutive CVC insertions between July 2005 and October 2007 at a metropolitan teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia. The sample included all outpatients and inpatients requiring a CVC for either acute or chronic conditions. Main outcome measures: Number of CVC lines inserted;differences between outcomes in the CNC and AMS groups; complications during and after insertion.
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