A literature review of central venous catheter dressings: implications for haemodialysis in the tropics
Further research is required to determine the most effective dressing type for use on haemodialysis CVC exit sites in the tropics, as limited evidence to suggest infection rates were higher using transparent compared with non-transparent (gauze) dressings.
Haemodialysis central venous catheter exit site dressings in the tropics: a crossover randomised controlled trial
Nurses in tropical settings can safely select either a non-transparent or transparent dressing until the study is replicated in other geographical locations with a larger sample size.
Audit of factors associated with the intactness of central venous catheter exit site dressings for northern Australian haemodialysis patients
To determine the percentage of opaque dressings currently used for CVC exit sites that remained intact between dialysis episodes, and to explore whether altered dressing integrity is associated with specific demographic or clinical characteristics, a prospective, observational design was used.
Facilitating personal hygiene choices for renal patients with central venous lines: a multi-phase study
Success! Facilitating Choice for Renal Patients in The Tropics With Central Venous Lines to Maintain The Integrity of Their Dressings While Attending to Personal Hygiene: A Multi-Phase Study
Assisting patients keep their dressings dry and intact during personal hygiene in a tropical environment promoted dignity and autonomy.
Central venous catheter exit site dressings: Balancing patients' needs, nurses' experiences and the research evidence
The perspectives voiced by the focus group participants support the need to modify the local health service's policy, in line with revised state and national guidelines for this type of patient cohort, to allow for individual, contextual and climatic considerations.
Tropical wound dressing protocols for haemodialysis central venous catheter exit sites: a cross-over randomised controlled trial
- J. McArdle
- 1 November 2015
This pilot study generated evidence regarding CVC dressings in tropical climate and provided evidence for a unique population given the high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
POWERING CHARACTERISTICS OF AN LCVP WITH OPEN SCREW AND KORT NOZZLES FROM TESTS WITH MODEL 4031-1.
Abstract : A program was initiated to evaluate the effect of a Kort nozzle propulsion system at high slip ratios and in the free running condition. To accomplish this, it was suggested that both a…
Which dressing? Qualitative aspects of a randomised controlled trial of wound dressings
It was clear that, although no dressing type was perfect, the opaque dressing was the best given the properties of the dressings, the patients' preferences, and the humid climate.