Caring for Patients with cancer Through Nursing Knowledge of IV Connectors

Cynthia Chernecky, Denise Macklin, Lindsey Casella, Erin Jarvis

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Knowledge about the three different types of IV connectors (negative, positive, and neutral) is imperative to cancer care as specific and distinct interventions can help prevent occlusions and catheter-related bloodstream infections that can lead to increased morbidity with infections and loss of treatment time and mortality. Nurses have responsibilities associated with nursing research, education, and evidence-based practice that should support the outcomes of best patient care when using IV connectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)630-633
Number of pages4
JournalClinical journal of oncology nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)


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