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"Despite the high confidence of the nurses, their actual knowledge of these skills needed to be higher. Some personal and professional factors influence the knowledge and confidence of pediatric nurses" Cruz et al (2023).

PIVC management by Kazakh pediatric nurses

Abstract:

Aim: To assess Kazakh pediatric nurses’ knowledge and confidence in peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) management and examine the personal and professional factors that influenced them.

Background: Despite the significance of having high levels of PIVC insertion and care knowledge and confidence among pediatric nurses, the literature portrays inadequacies in the knowledge of these nurses in various parts of the globe.

Design: This study is cross-sectional and observational, following the STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology checklist in reporting.

Methods: A convenience sample of 200 pediatric nurses working in the University Medical Center in Kazakhstan were surveyed from November to December 2022 using a paper-based questionnaire to assess the PIVC management knowledge and confidence.

Results: The respondents had poor knowledge of patient assessment, PIVC insertion, maintenance, and removal. Participants reported high confidence in inserting and maintaining PIVCs among pediatric patients. Nurses’ education, pediatric nursing experience, and training in PIVC management in the last 12 months were significant predictors of the nurses’ knowledge. PIVC insertion and care knowledge directly influenced the nurses’ confidence in these procedures.

Conclusions: Despite the high confidence of the nurses, their actual knowledge of these skills needed to be higher. Some personal and professional factors influence the knowledge and confidence of pediatric nurses.


Reference:

Cruz JP, Baigulina B, Shalkenova Z, Tau G, Dossymbayeva E, Kostauletova A. Investigating the Kazakhstani Pediatric Nurses’ intravenous catheter management knowledge and confidence: A cross-sectional study. Nurse Educ Pract. 2023 Oct 19;73:103816. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2023.103816. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37924652.