Local warming does help when inserting cannulas

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7371.1038 (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1038
  1. Jeanette Beer, clinical nurse specialist, chemotherapy (jeanette.beer@ulh.nhs.uk)
  1. Department of Clinical Oncology, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln LN2 5QY

    EDITOR—Lenhardt et al say that local warming improves the success rate for insertion of peripheral cannulas.1 For people working in a busy outpatient chemotherapy unit, insertion of peripheral cannulas is a core activity and can be extremely difficult, particularly in patients who …

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