[Long-term intravenous devices, continuity of care from the specialist doctor to the nurse].

Soins; la revue de reference infirmiere

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Kriegel I, Wintz L, Dupont C, Nicodème M, Fromantin I. [Long-term intravenous devices, continuity of care from the specialist doctor to the nurse]. Soins. 2016;61(810):14-21.
Long-term intravenous devices have become an essential tool in the treatment of patients requiring the administration of medication over more than one month. The choice of device must be established through consultation between the nursing team and the patient. Several types of complications can be observed immediately after the insertion of the device and during treatment. Protocols in the community and at hospital are therefore necessary in order that doctors, nurses, specialists and experts work together. CLINICAL
and translational research should enable the incidence of certain complications, notably infections and thrombosis, to be further reduced.