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Femoral-arterielle Schleusenentfernung von medizinischem Assistenzpersonal nach Herzkatheter : Implementierung und Evaluation eines strukturierten Schulungsprogramms

By Hans Lucas Busch

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Vascular access site complications after cardiac catheterization are a significant cause of prolonged hospital stay and morbidity. In Germany arterial closure is either achieved by a physician performing manual compression (MC) or a vascular closure device (VCD) is applied. Our aim is to check if MC trained nurses achieve similar outcomes as physicians regarding complication rate. We established a 4 stage training program in MC for nurses at the cardiac unit. During the observational phase, MC was only performed by physicians. In the implementation phase, MC was either performed by a physician or a trained nurse. In-hospital vascular complications were prospectively assessed in 3503 consecutive cardiac catheterization procedures and a total of 180 MCs were performed by a trained nurse. Complication rates for MC by physician and MC by trained nurse were studied and a propensity score matching performed to make the treatment groups comparable. There is no difference regarding complication rates between trained nurses and physicians. Moreover, complication rates by trained nurses were as low as VCD complication rates. Our study shows that MC performed by trained nurses is an effective and safe alternative to MC performed by a physician

Topics: info:eu-repo/classification/ddc/610, Herzkatheter, Komplikation, Medizin, Schleuse, manuelle Kompression, Verschlusssystem, vaskuläre Komplikation, vascular complications, vascular closure devices, manual compression
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:publications.rwth-aachen.de:229475
Provided by: RWTH Publications
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