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  1. Venepuncture : the medicolegal hazards.

    Article - En anglais

    Venepuncture is commonly regarded as a trivial procedure allocated to the most junior medical staff.

    The result of this policy is that junior doctors are required to perform a minimally invasive procedure on consenting patients without any structured venepuncture training or assessment.

    Consequently, inexperienced doctors may perform multiple and sometimes unnecessary, venepunctures, which could damage essential venous access, eg, in the diabetic or renal patient.

    We review the medicolegal position and suggest that structured venepuncture training is essential and argue that unskilled treatment may be regarded by the Courts as demonstrating the mens rea of assault in the form of recklessness.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Ponction, Veine, Formation professionnelle, Médecin, Aspect médicolégal, Législation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Puncture, Vein, Occupational training, Physician, Forensic aspect, Legislation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0139897

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199608.