Peripheral Line Assessment in Tertiary Care University Hospital, Medical Ward

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147100
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Presentation
Title:
Peripheral Line Assessment in Tertiary Care University Hospital, Medical Ward
Abstract:
Peripheral Line Assessment in Tertiary Care University Hospital, Medical Ward
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Panjwani, Hasina A.
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University Hospital
Title:Infection Control Nurse
[Clinical Session Presentation] The use of intravenous devices is an integral part of patient care in hospitals.  Peripheral line assessment is an assessment tool utilized at Perth Hospital in Australia for the measurement of phlebitis rates associated with intravascular devices. There is evidence that intravascular devices increase risk of infection among patients.  A clinical audit of all Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) was conducted at tertiary care unit of medical ward to obtain baseline data regarding the management of PIVC and to obtain some clinical indicators regarding healthcare practices.A point prevalence audit was conducted on 30th October, 2008. One infection control nurse along with four unit nurses spent almost three hours each on reviewing the PIVC of all inpatients in medical unit and allocating them a score based on the Peripheral Line Assessment Data Sheet (PLADS) adopted from Perth Hospital, Australia and locally modified. Forty two PIVC were reviewed on the day of the audit.  Among them 41 (83.34%) had a PLADS score of 0 and 7 (16.66%) patients had incidence of phlebitis as defined by PLADS assessment tool. Furthermore, lack of documentation at all aspects of the PIVC was consistently present in all observations. Definition of phlebitis was not clearly understood by health care workers (HCW?s). Although the point prevalence results were supportive and notified high incidence rate of phlebitis at medical unit, there is considerable need to improve knowledge and documentation related to prevention of phlebitis in health care workers taking care of these patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePeripheral Line Assessment in Tertiary Care University Hospital, Medical Warden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147100-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Peripheral Line Assessment in Tertiary Care University Hospital, Medical Ward</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Panjwani, Hasina A.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Infection Control Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">innasamin@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] The use of intravenous devices is an integral part of patient care in hospitals.&nbsp; Peripheral line assessment is an assessment tool utilized at Perth Hospital in Australia for the measurement of phlebitis rates associated with intravascular devices. There is evidence that intravascular devices increase risk of infection among patients.&nbsp; A clinical audit of all Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) was conducted at tertiary care unit of medical ward to obtain baseline data regarding the management of PIVC and to obtain some clinical indicators regarding healthcare practices.A point prevalence audit was conducted on 30th October, 2008. One infection control nurse along with four unit nurses spent almost three hours each on reviewing the PIVC of all inpatients in medical unit and allocating them a score based on the Peripheral Line Assessment Data Sheet (PLADS) adopted from Perth Hospital, Australia and locally modified. Forty two PIVC were reviewed on the day of the audit.&nbsp; Among them 41 (83.34%) had a PLADS score of 0 and 7 (16.66%) patients had incidence of phlebitis as defined by PLADS assessment tool. Furthermore, lack of documentation at all aspects of the PIVC was consistently present in all observations. Definition of phlebitis was not clearly understood by health care workers (HCW?s). Although the point prevalence results were supportive and notified high incidence rate of phlebitis at medical unit, there is considerable need to improve knowledge and documentation related to prevention of phlebitis in health care workers taking care of these patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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