Community nurse pioneers use of injectable cannula

November 2015
Primary Health Care;Nov2015, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p6
Academic Journal
The article reports that intravenous therapy specialist Pam McGrail has become the first community nurse in Great Britain to use the Powerwand injectable midline catheter-cannula that allows patients to receive medication, blood products, fluids and antibiotics through the upper arm in November 2015.


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