A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of complications on long term use of IV cannula among nurses working in SCPM multispecialty hospital at Gonda city U.P
Dr. Nisha Abraham, Anoop Kumar Gupta
Intravenous therapy is a routine nursing task in any hospital. It has become a major component of patient care. However, the placement of an intravenous cannula can have undesirable effects, the most common of which is phlebitis. Peripheral IV catheterization (PIC) is the most common invasive procedure performed on hospitalized patients. It requires manual dexterity and technical competence, knowledge of pharmaceutical therapy and familiarity with the anatomy and physiology of the vascular system. However, regardless of the generating factor, local complications take the form of bruises, infiltration, leakage, catheter obstruction and phlebitis. Phlebitis is an inflammation of the vein, which may bring with it pain, erythema, ssedema, hardening and/or a palpable thread. Numerous factors can influence the development of phlebitis, such as inadequate technique when inserting the catheter, the patient's clinical situation, the characteristics of the vein, drug incompatibility, tonus and pH of the medicine or solution, ineffective filtration, catheter diameter, size, length and material of manufacture; prolonged use.
Dr. Nisha Abraham, Anoop Kumar Gupta. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of complications on long term use of IV cannula among nurses working in SCPM multispecialty hospital at Gonda city U.P. International Journal of Nursing and Health Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 04-06