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Volume 3, Issue 4 (Winter 2000)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2000, 3(4): 27-30 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghadami A. The Study of Prevalence Rate of Phlebitis and Comparing the Risk of it Among Clients According to Inserting Time of Intravenous Equipments During 24,48,72 and 96 hours. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2000; 3 (4) :27-30
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-6641-en.html
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
Abstract:   (187 Views)
Background: Nowadays, inserting intravenous equipments is one of the common invasive methods in patient care and one of the most common related complications is phlebitis.
Objective: This study was accomplished to determine the prevalence rate of phlebitis and comparing the risk of it among clients according to duration of staying of the intravenous equipments during 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours.
Materials and Methods: 350 clients who hospitalized in ward orthopedic with goal achievement sampling method were studied. The tools of collecting data was a questionnaire. Data was analyzed by descriptive statistics methods and survival test.
Finding: The prevalence rate of phlebitis was 31% . It has been increased according to the duration of staying of intravenous equipments. The risk of phlebitis in 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours was 0.0034, 0.0046, 0.0154 and 0.0187 respectively and the survival test didn’t show any significant difference among above numbers.
Conclusion: Noticing to present protocol which is related to stay intravenous equipments up to 72 hours and the obtained results of this research (no significant difference between 72 hours vs. 96), it is necessary to do more studies in this fields. Similar findings can show a way for decreasing the cost for patient and community.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Cardiology
Accepted: 2000/12/21

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