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Peripheral amiodarone-related phlebitis: an institutional nursing guideline to reduce patient harm.
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PMID:  25376322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Intravenous amiodarone is one of the most widely used antiarrythmics for the treatment of atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response. Peripheral amiodarone infusion, however, often causes pain during infusion and subsequent phlebitis.Data collection on a cardiac telemetry unit revealed a high rate of phlebitis. A multidisciplinary team developed and implemented amiodarone peripheral infusion guidelines. The pre-guideline phlebitis rate was 85% and post-guideline rate was 38%, representing a 47% change or improvement. An additional finding was that the severity of phlebitis was reduced, as well. The results of this study suggest that the implementation of a peripheral amiodarone infusion guideline reduced the incidence and severity of amiodarone-related phlebitis in the cardiac population.
Mary Spiering
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1539-0667     ISO Abbreviation:  J Infus Nurs     Publication Date:    2014 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101124170     Medline TA:  J Infus Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-60     Citation Subset:  N    
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