Identifying the incidence of infiltration and extravasation in newborns

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The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of infiltration and extravasation in newborns using peripheral venous catheter, and affecting factors” Atay et al (2018).

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of infiltration and extravasation in newborns using peripheral venous catheter, and affecting factors.

METHOD: This observational study examined catheters inserted into newborns who received inpatient care in the neonatal intensive care unit of a state hospital located in the west of Turkey. A total of 452 peripheral venous catheters inserted into 152 newborns were observed. The forms were completed by the researchers based on their observations at each shift.

RESULTS: The infiltration/extravasation occurred in 45.6% of peripheral venous catheters inserted into newborns; 19.7% were stage I and 11.7% were stage IV. A statistically significant relationship was found between the gestation week as well as the birth weight of newborns and the occurrence of infiltration/extravasation complication. In addition, there were statistically significant relationships between the administration of single or multiple antibiotics, total parenteral nutrition and the incidence of infiltration/extravasation complication.

CONCLUSION: It is recommended to use an appropriate scale for the assessment of infiltration/extravasation as well as to implement measures for preventing the occurrence of infiltration/extravasation.

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Reference:
Atay, S., Sen, S. and Cukurlu, D. (2018) Incidence of infiltration/extravasation in newborns using peripheral venous catheter and affecting factors. Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P. October 4th. .

doi: 10.1590/S1980-220X2017040103360.

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