Nursing staff experience of using intravenous therapy technologies

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To identify what are the difficulties of the nursing staff in the management of technologies during intravenous therapy (IVT) and discuss the difficulties identified under the perspective of patient’s safety” Moreira et al (2017).

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To identify what are the difficulties of the nursing staff in the management of technologies during intravenous therapy (IVT) and discuss the difficulties identified under the perspective of patient’s safety.

METHOD: Descriptive study of qualitative approach with data collected by semi-structured interview and analyzed by the Alceste software.

RESULTS: The greatest difficulty of cognitive and technical emphasis was the lack of training; and regarding administrative emphasis, the greatest difficulty was the lack of material and human resources. Infusion pumps and their proper use were highlighted as the technological resource that most contributed to patient safety.

FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: The lack of training is presented as the greatest difficulty of nursing professionals and permeates safety issues of both patient and professional when using the hard technologies in IVT. Training is essential to the development of techniques, considered nursing tools.

Full Text – English

OBJETIVOS: Identificar quais são as dificuldades da equipe de Enfermagem no manejo das tecnologias durante a terapia intravenosa (TIV) e discutir as dificuldades identificadas sob a perspectiva da segurança do paciente.

MÉTODO: abordagem qualitativa, do tipo descritivo com dados coletados por entrevista semiestruturada e analisados pelo programa Alceste.

RESULTADOS: A maior dificuldade de ênfase cognitiva e técnica foi a falta de treinamento; e de ênfase administrativa, foi a falta de recursos materiais e humanos. As bombas de infusão e sua utilização adequada foram destacadas como o recurso tecnológico que mais contribuiu para a segurança do paciente.

CONSIDERAÇÕES FINAIS: A falta de treinamento é apresentada como a maior dificuldade dos profissionais de Enfermagem e permeia as questões de segurança do paciente e do profissional ao utilizar as tecnologias duras na TIV. O treinamento é imprescindível para o desenvolvimento das técnicas, consideradas como ferramentas do fazer da Enfermagem.

Full Text – Portuguese

Reference:

Moreira, A.P.A., Escudeiro, C.L., Christovam, B.P., Silvino, Z.R., Carvalho, M.F. and Silva, R.C.L.D. (2017) Use of technologies in intravenous therapy: contributions to a safer practice. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem. 70(3), p.595-601. [Article in English, Portuguese].

doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2016-0216.

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