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Development of the UK Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) framework: a multi-organisational collaborative

Hallam, Carole, Weston, Valya, Denton, Andrea, Hill, Steve, Bodenham, Andrew, Dunn, Helen and Jackson, Tim (2016) Development of the UK Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) framework: a multi-organisational collaborative. Journal of Infection Prevention. ISSN 1757-1774

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Vascular access is an important part of many patient care management plans but has some unwanted risks. Previous work published by Moureau et al. (2012) inspired a working group led by the UK Infection Prevention Society (IPS) to produce a vessel health and preservation (VHP) framework. This was with the intention of producing a resource for frontline staff to be able to assess and select the best vascular access device to meet the individual patient’s needs and to preserve veins for future use.

The working group produced a framework that used available evidence, expert opinion and some small scale testing of the components of the framework. The work so far has received positive feedback but further work is required to formally evaluate the VHP framework in clinical practice to measure both staff knowledge and patient outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 09:16
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 09:16


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