Analysis of experience of the use of plastic cannulas in Spanish haemodialysis units.

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Plastic cannulas (PC) have shown efficacy in haemodialysis (HD) and are presented as a positive innovation for patients and vascular access survival.To analyse Spanish HD nurses’ experience of using PC.Cross-sectional observational study.An ad hoc questionnaire was administered on nurses’ experience of PC use.A total of 163 Spanish HD nurses were surveyed, of whom 42.3% had PC in their workplace and 50.9% had used them. In all, 55.8% had received training and 77.9% wished to receive more training. These needles were significantly more available in public institutions than in private centres (p 

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