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Skin preparation for the insertion of vascular access devices

This guideline details the best practice in preparing the patient's skin before undertaking the specified invasive procedures to minimise the risk of infection. 

This guideline no longer includes skin preparation for lumbar puncture. For information about skin preparation for lumbar punctures, see Intrathecal Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: administration via a lumbar puncture or Ommaya reservoir guideline.

Colonic manometry

Colonic manometry is a test to measure how well the muscles and nerves in the colon (large intestine) work. These muscles squeeze rhythmically to push faeces (poo) through to the rectum and out of the body.

Anorectal manometry

Anorectal manometry is a test to measure how well the muscles and nerves in the rectum and anus in your child’s bottom are working. Your child needs this test so that the doctors can check how well the muscles and nerves are working to push out faeces (poo).

Central venous access devices (long term)

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the care and use of long term Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD) including advice on dealing with any problems encountered. For the purpose of this guideline, devices that are required to remain insitu greater than a month will be considered a long term CVAD.

Note: While this guideline refers to the 'child' throughout, all activities are applicable to young people

Video capsule endoscopy 

A video capsule endoscopy is a test to look at the inside small intestine (also known as the small bowel) for to identify and diagnose any abnormalities. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) procedure, what it involves and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for the test.

Extravasation and infiltration

This guideline covers the recognition, management and prevention of infiltration and extravasation injury.

NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.