Impact of a vein visualisation device on pain associated with peripheral IV placement

Inal, S. PhD,(2018) Impact of Pheripheral Venous Catheter Placement with Vein Visualization Device Support on Success Rate and Pain Levels in Peditatric Patients Aged 0 to 3 Years., Ped Emer Care

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001493


BACKGROUND: Pediatric nurses should be able to use techniques that increase the success rate or shorten the procedural duration of peripheral intravenous catheterization (PIVC).

OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to define the effect of the infrared vein visualization device support on the success of PIVC in pediatric patients aged 0 to 3 years. Success was determined based on the number of attempts per patient, the duration of the procedure, the success rate of first attempts, and the pain levels of the children.

METHODS: The study was a randomized, controlled experimental study on 54 children aged 0 to 3 years.

RESULTS: Peripheral intravenous catheterization in the study group was performed with fewer attempts (study group: 1.44 ± 0.85 ; control group: 2.41 ± 1.99 ; P = 0.016) and in a shorter period (study group: 44.37 ± 32.22 ; control group: 168.89 ± 171.54 .

Posted by IV Team May 21, 2018

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