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Does the use of an assistive device by nurses impact peripheral intravenous catheter insertion success in children?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22341192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peripheral intravenous (PIV) access is a common and essential component for the medical management of the hospitalized child. Delayed or failed PIV insertion can increase the risk for complications from delayed intravenous treatment. Repetitive PIV insertion attempts can cause psychological trauma to the child and decrease family satisfaction. This study examined the success of two vein visualization assistive devices in aiding PIV insertions performed by pediatric medical-surgical nurses. During the 11-month investigation period, PIV insertion success was significantly higher when no assistive device was used compared to assisted methods. Implications for practice and further research are discussed.
Kimberly A Peterson; Amy L Phillips; Edward Truemper; Sangeeta Agrawal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1532-8449     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  2012-06-15     Revised Date:  2012-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-43     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Nursing, Omaha, NE, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Peripheral / instrumentation,  methods*,  nursing*
Child, Preschool
Clinical Competence*
Prospective Studies
Self-Help Devices
Comment In:
J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Oct;27(5):573; author reply 574-5   [PMID:  22858434 ]

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