"CLIP" Central Line Insertion Project, primary research

Boland A, Haycox A, Bagust A, Fitzsimmons L
Record ID 32001000783
Authors' objectives:

To examine the clinical and costeffectiveness of image-guided Hickman line insertions versus blind Hickman line insertions undertaken by nurses in adult cancer patients.

Authors' recommendations: This report indicates that nurse insertion of Hickman lines in the majority of adult cancer patients is both safe and effective. However, there are a select group of patients for whom image-guided insertion may be preferred. The results reveal that skills and expertise can be transferred from trainer to trainee through a relatively short, but intensive, trainingcourse. It is also evident that patients support nurse insertion. Further research is suggested to compare the safety and efficacy of nurse versus doctor insertions in particular subgroups of patients and also to assess the quantity and quality of current service provision in order to inform NHS decision-making in this area.
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hta.ac.uk/1068
Year Published: 2003
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Catheterization, Central Venous
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
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Contact Email: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
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