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Authors

  1. Tasdelen, Yeliz MSN, RN
  2. Caglar, Seda PhD, RN

Abstract

Background: Peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) insertion is the most frequently used method for intravenous (IV) treatment in pediatric patients.

 

Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of the Intravenous Infiltration Management Program on the success of PIVC insertion and infiltration in infants.

 

Methods: The study was carried out using a quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest control groups and included 750 PIVC procedures for 218 infants between 28 days and 12 months of age.

 

Results: The program decreased the number of PIVC insertions per patient, although it was not statistically significant (P = .076) and had an impact on the success of the PIVC attempt (P < .001), first PIVC attempt (P < .001), PIVC dwell time, and early detection of infiltration (P < .001).

 

Conclusion: The program is effective in the success of the PIVC insertion process and early detection of infiltration.