1. Arslan, Sumeyye MSN, RN
  2. Karadag, Ayise PhD, RN


Record-keeping is one of the legal and professional responsibilities of nurses. This study aims to determine the record-keeping behavior of nurses regarding intravenous fluid treatment (IVFT). The study was conducted with 150 nurses working in adult clinics of a 936-bed university hospital. The most frequently fulfilled record-keeping behaviors were solution type, total solution amount, and date of treatment. The least frequent fulfilled behaviors were the diagnosis of patients and the time of passage of medication added to the solution. The nurses never recorded type of IV fluid treatment, complications, and discontinuation of therapy. According to findings of the study, the record-keeping behavior of nurses regarding IVFT is not at the desired level.