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Home intravenous therapy training for carers of children and young people

Publication year
2007
Author(s)
Mighten, J.
Pages
272-6
Volume
16
Number
5

Modernization of the health service has provided patients with an element of choice with health care, which has enabled parents and carers to carry out treatments such as home intravenous therapy (HIVT). Current literature has highlighted the importance of educational programmes for caregivers when undertaking HIVT. This article provides an overview of a training package, developed at Nottingham City Hospital by the children’s respiratory nurses. The package is used to assist parents and carers with HIVT for children and young people with respiratory conditions, in particular, cystic fibrosis. The stages of a training programme are discussed, including details of an audit that demonstrated a good response rate in relation to how useful the training pack was for HIVT.

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