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Management Subcutaneous Infusion Device in Palliative Care



The Guidelines for Subcutaneous Infusion Device Management in Palliative Care are intended to provide clinicians and palliative care services with guidelines to inform practice, the development of policy and procedures, and associated training and education programs in relation to portable subcutaneous infusion device management.


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Summary of the guidelines

Section One: The patient experience

Section Two: Equipment guidelines and principles

Section Three: The selection, preparation and maintenance of the site

Section Four: Drugs and diluents

Section Five: Patient/family education needs

Section Six: Patient assessment and troubleshooting guidelines

Principles to include in patient assessment, recording and documentation include:


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Last Updated: 25 September 2013
Last Reviewed: 25 September 2013