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Continuous subcutaneous infusion in palliative care: a review of current practice

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Palliative Nursing, February 2015
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Title
Continuous subcutaneous infusion in palliative care: a review of current practice
Published in
International Journal of Palliative Nursing, February 2015
DOI 10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.2.60
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Authors

Tabitha Thomas, Stephen Barclay

Abstract

Syringe drivers are widely used in palliative care, and this article reviews the challenges and outstanding questions associated with their use. Misperceptions among the lay public and some health professionals can be addressed by sensitive communication with patients and families and clear thinking in clinical teams concerning the drugs and doses used, particularly in non-malignant disease. Good levels of knowledge concerning syringe driver use has been found among GPs and community nurses, although this is not the case in some nursing home teams. The advantages of newer devices, safety and efficacy of drug combinations, selection of diluent, and management of site reactions are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 21%
Student > Master 12 21%
Student > Postgraduate 6 11%
Other 3 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 5%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 24 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 25%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 9%
Psychology 2 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 9 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 March 2015.
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#9,843,469
of 16,682,934 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Palliative Nursing
#321
of 519 outputs
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#104,433
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Palliative Nursing
#16
of 21 outputs
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