TITLE

RISK FOR PHLEBITIS IN THE INPATIENT UNIT OF HOSPITAL EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA

AUTHOR(S)
Santos, Thadeu Borges Souza; Vieira, Silvana Lima; da Silva, Renata Marques; Nunes, Gittanha Fadja de Oliveira; Lima, Iracema Mirella Alves
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p2214
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to analyze the occurrence of risk factors for phlebitis in the clinic of the Hospital Emergency and Trauma, Petrolina/PE, Brazil. Methodology: field research, observational, descriptive and quantitative, its population was inpatients in medical clinic and use of peripheral venous access; 225 accesses the sample quantified, reported daily in September 2010, using a questionnaire on risk factors for phlebitis. Data collection took place after approval by the Ethics Committee for Studies of Humans and Animals UNIVASF with Opinion No. 00390.0.441.000-10, and signing the consent of the participant. Results: accesses observed, 67% had some risk factor for phlebitis, which were: 74% lacked proper identification, 17% dirt and/or humidity, 9% remained in situ for a period longer than 72 hours of the punctures, 63% did not use gloves, 95% broke aseptic technique and 42% reused catheter after the unsuccessful first attempt to puncture. Conclusion: the results revealed the need for administrative intervention on the nursing responsibility in controlling one of the factors involving in hospital infections, patient safety and quality standard of service provided by the hospital.
ACCESSION #
67309271

 

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