A guide to central venous access devices in children

Leah Rosengarten*, Claire Camara

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Central venous access devices (CVADs) are commonly used in the care of children both in the short term and long term. Health professionals providing care for children who have CVADs in place are required to have a clear understanding of the benefits and risks associated with their use. This article introduces the different types of CVADs commonly used in paediatrics and provides step-by-step guidance on the use and care of these devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S6-S14
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number14
Early online date22 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2020

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