volume 10, issue 5, Pe183 2015
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2015.03.018
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D. McWhirter, A. Marek, K. Barbour, R.F. McKee

Abstract: The correct and early recognition of central venous catheter (CVC) related complications is vital in self caring home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients. This study aimed to assess patient's knowledge of complications over time, to determine if a high knowledge score was associated with accuracy in detecting problems, and if the method of assessment affected scores. Patients attending clinic completed a quiz covering knowledge of catheter related bloodstream infection (CRBSI), local infection, occlusion and t…

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