Teaching nurses ultrasound guided venipuncture

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as the use of this technology represents an innovation aimed to facilitate difficult venipuncture and to provide subsidies to the most appropriate clinical decision-making, it is urgent to qualify nurses for its use” Oliveira et al (2016).

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the training of nurses in the use of ultrasound in peripheral venipuncture.

METHOD: descriptive research of quantitative approach performed with nurses as part of an analytical cross-sectional study in two patient care centers: an intensive care unit and an adult emergency center.

RESULTS: the results showed contributions of training for professional skill and visibility of nurses, requiring, however, more time for complete assimilation of this technological innovation as a safer clinical practice.

CONCLUSION: as the use of this technology represents an innovation aimed to facilitate difficult venipuncture and to provide subsidies to the most appropriate clinical decision-making, it is urgent to qualify nurses for its use.

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Reference:

Oliveira, A.M., Danski, M.T. and Pedrolo, E. (2016) Technological innovation for peripheral venipuncture: ultrasound training. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem. 69(6), p.1052-1058. [Article in English, Portuguese].

doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2016-0125.

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