Using ShotBlocker during short PIV insertion
Aim and objectives: The purpose of this study is to see how ShotBlocker® affects the pain and comfort level associated with short peripheral intravenous cannula (PIV) insertion.
Methods: The study was conducted on a single sample group using a pre-post design. Individuals in the sample group who underwent a brief PIV insertion procedure served as both the study’s control and intervention groups. In the sample group, the same nurse inserted a peripheral intravenous catheter into the cephalic veins of the right and left forearms using a standard insertion and ShotBlocker®. The pain and comfort levels were assessed using the VAS and Comfort Scale.
Results: When the distribution of the average pain and comfort scores of the individuals treated with the peripheral intravenous catheter was examined, it was found that the average pain score of the peripheral intravenous catheter insertion using ShotBlocker® was statistically significantly lower than the peripheral intravenous catheter insertion using the standard method, and the comfort score averages were statistically higher. When the correlation between the pain and comfort score averages of individuals undergoing peripheral intravenous catheter insertions was investigated, a statistically significant and strong negative relationship (p = 0.001) was discovered.
Conclusions: As a result, the use of ShotBlocker® during the short PIV insertion procedure is an effective method to reduce the pain caused by the peripheral intravenous catheter. It was determined that the comfort level of the individuals increased as the pain due to peripheral intravenous catheter insertion decreased.
Karabey T, Karagözoğlu Ş. The effect of new device on pain and comfort levels in individuals undergoing peripheral intravenous cannula insertion. J Vasc Access. 2022 Jul 28:11297298221113685. doi: 10.1177/11297298221113685. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35903016.