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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154325
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Intravenous (I/V) Related Phlebitis: Incidence and Associated Risk Factors
Abstract:
Intravenous (I/V) Related Phlebitis: Incidence and Associated Risk Factors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Lakhani, Amina K., BScN
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University Hopsital
Title:Educational Coordinator
Co-Authors:Rashida J. Merchant, BScN; Khurshid Khowaja, PhD
BACKGROUND: The use of peripheral intravenous catheters has become routine practice in modern medicine. It is one of the most common invasive procedures in today?s health care settings. Intravenous (IV) therapy saves numerous lives; however, patients may develop complications secondary to this treatment. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence and risk factors for phlebitis that potentially could be eliminated. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: The objectives of the study were: To determine the incidence and severity of peripheral IV related phlebitis in all adult patients admitted to medical / surgical units of Tertiary care Hospital, and To identify the factors that can contribute to IV phlebitis. METHODOLOGY: . STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive observational design was be used to collect data on phlebitis associated with factors? related to patients? general condition, underlying disease and I/V cannulation practices of health team members. SAMPLE & SETTING: The study was conducted at tertiary care University hospital. The sample was of 533 patients admitted at medical/ surgical units of tertiary care hospital. Data was be collected through a self administered tool and using Baxter scale as a measuring tool for grading the severity of phlebitis. Findings: Data analysis revealed that 23.2% (n=124) subjects developed phlebitis at the site of peripheral cannulation. Related risk factors include cannulation by non certified staff, cannulation done as an emergency procedure, and done by novice staff. Conclusion: The findings are similar to other studies found in literature. The risk factors associated with catheter related infections suggest that many are preventable by improved protocols for management.
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.titleIntravenous (I/V) Related Phlebitis: Incidence and Associated Risk Factorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154325-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Intravenous (I/V) Related Phlebitis: Incidence and Associated Risk Factors</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lakhani, Amina K., BScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University Hopsital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Educational Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amina.lakhani@aku.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rashida J. Merchant, BScN; Khurshid Khowaja, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">BACKGROUND: The use of peripheral intravenous catheters has become routine practice in modern medicine. It is one of the most common invasive procedures in today?s health care settings. Intravenous (IV) therapy saves numerous lives; however, patients may develop complications secondary to this treatment. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence and risk factors for phlebitis that potentially could be eliminated. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: The objectives of the study were: To determine the incidence and severity of peripheral IV related phlebitis in all adult patients admitted to medical / surgical units of Tertiary care Hospital, and To identify the factors that can contribute to IV phlebitis. METHODOLOGY: . STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive observational design was be used to collect data on phlebitis associated with factors? related to patients? general condition, underlying disease and I/V cannulation practices of health team members. SAMPLE &amp; SETTING: The study was conducted at tertiary care University hospital. The sample was of 533 patients admitted at medical/ surgical units of tertiary care hospital. Data was be collected through a self administered tool and using Baxter scale as a measuring tool for grading the severity of phlebitis. Findings: Data analysis revealed that 23.2% (n=124) subjects developed phlebitis at the site of peripheral cannulation. Related risk factors include cannulation by non certified staff, cannulation done as an emergency procedure, and done by novice staff. Conclusion: The findings are similar to other studies found in literature. The risk factors associated with catheter related infections suggest that many are preventable by improved protocols for management.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:54:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:54:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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