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Patient Care Technicians Managing Hemodialysis Central Venous Catheter Care: Pro and Con

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posted on 2024-06-13, 16:20 authored by PN Bennett, G Dewald
In the United States, the responsibilities and scope of practice of nephrology nurses and patient care technicians working in hemodialysis units vary from state to state. This occurs in relation to the care and management of central venous catheters (CVCs) used for hemodialysis. The aim of this article is to review the pros and cons of non-nursing staff performing the management and care of CVCs. The pros include decreasing nursing task time, allowing nurses to devote their time to other higher functioning roles, while the cons include lack of technician skill, education, and experience to perform CVC management and care.

History

Journal

Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association

Volume

44

Season

Sep-Oct

Pagination

449-454

Location

United States

ISSN

1526-744X

eISSN

2163-5390

Language

English

Copyright notice

2017, American Nephrology Nurses Association

Issue

5

Publisher

JANNETTI PUBLICATIONS, INC