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


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Summary of the guidelines

1: The patient experience

2: Equipment guidelines and principles

3: Selection, preparation and maintenance of the site

4: Drugs and diluents

5: Patient/family education needs

6: Patient assessment and troubleshooting guidelines

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

Last Updated: 05 September 2014
Last Reviewed: 05 September 2014