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"Moreover, phlebitis represented the independent risk factor that influencing the indwelling time of pediatric peripheral intravenous catheter" Peng and Zhou (2021).

Pediatric peripheral IV catheter dwell time

Abstract:

Background: The application of peripheral intravenous catheter has been an effective guarantee for the success of pediatric therapy. We aimed to investigate the correlative factors that impacting the duration of pediatric peripheral intravenous catheter.

Methods: From January 2017 to October 2017, 370 cases of pediatric patients in the First Hospital of Hunan University of Chinese Medicine were collected as the research object. Based on the indwelling time, the collected cases were divided into two groups, namely long time group (>72 h) and short time group (<72 h). The general data and laboratory test results of two groups were collected, and the correlation factors of indwelling time were analyzed by single factor and Logistic multiple factors.

Results: As the results revealed that compared with short time group, patients in long time group had statistically significant differences in puncture site, phlebitis, extravasation of blood vessels, hemoglobin, white blood cells, platelets, and 75% ethanol sterilization (p < 0.05). Logistic multivariate analysis indicated that scalp puncture was the independent protective factors that affecting the duration of pediatric peripheral intravenous catheter. Moreover, phlebitis represented the independent risk factor that influencing the indwelling time of pediatric peripheral intravenous catheter. And the differences were statistically significant (p < 0.05).

Conclusions: Analyze factors influencing indwelling time of pediatric peripheral intravenous catheter and enhance the management of relevant factors are of great significance to prolong the indwelling time, reduce the pain of pediatric patients, and facilitate the clinical medication.


Reference:

Peng Y, Zhou Y. Analysis of influencing factors on the duration of pediatric peripheral intravenous catheter. J Vasc Access. 2021 Sep 18:11297298211044024. doi: 10.1177/11297298211044024. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34538157.