Development of evidence-based protocols for evaluation and management of dysfunctional vascular access devices in interventional radiology

Gail L. Waagen, Donna Zimmaro Bliss

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Abstract

Assessment and treatment of dysfunctional vascular access devices (VADs) is a mutual responsibility of nurses who use these devices and the interventional radiology (IR) team. Understanding causes of dysfunction, implementing assessment and treatment protocols, and communication between referral areas and the IR team are beneficial to both areas and to the patient. This study describes development of evidence-based protocols, combining research utilization and a quality improvement educational process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-62
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Vascular Nursing
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2003

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