Reflective accounts

Intravenous therapy

A CPD article boosted Abby Morrow-Barnes’s knowledge of the insertion and use of cannulae in older patients

A CPD article boosted Abby Morrow-Barnes’ knowledge of the insertion and use of cannulae in older patients

Abstract

Providing intravenous therapy for older people is associated with challenges, because of comorbidities and age-related changes to the skin and veins.

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This reflective account is based on NS714 Dougherty L (2013) Intravenous therapy in older patients. Nursing Standard. 28, 6, 50-58.

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