Intravenous Infiltration and Extravasation: Performance of Nurses at Pediatric Hospitals in Khartoum State in 2019

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Intisar Alshiekh
Amna M. Ali
Howaida M. Gassmalla
Mohammed K. H. Khalid

Abstract

Aim: Prevention is the best method for decreasing morbidity from peripheral intravenous infiltration and extravasation. The study aimed to study nurses’ performance regarding intravenous infiltration and extravasation.
Method: This descriptive cross-sectional hospital-based study was conducted at four pediatric hospitals in Khartoum state. In total, 165 nurses were included using a simple random sampling of different working experiences. Data were collected using an observational checklist and analyzed using the statistical packages for the social sciences (SPSS) version 20.
Results: Most of the nurses(72.8%) did not flush 0.9% saline to assess cannula function; all nurses in the present study covered the insertion site with non-transparent plaster, and more than half (57.6%) diluted vesicant medication with a lesser amount than required. There was a statistically significant association between qualifications and practice scores (P=0.001).
Conclusion: This study showed that nurses had a poor level of practice regarding intravenous infiltration and extravasation.
Recommendation: We recommend education, guidelines, and standards for infusion therapy. Additionally, a supervisory system should be created to ensure best practices.

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Intravenous Infiltration and Extravasation: Performance of Nurses at Pediatric Hospitals in Khartoum State in 2019. (2023). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(2), 24-28. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v15i2.19248
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Intisar Alshiekh

University of Jeddah, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Nursing, Jeddah,
KSA

Amna M. Ali

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Jazan University, Jazan, KSA

Howaida M. Gassmalla

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Mohammed K. H. Khalid

Professor, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Jazan University, Jazan, KSA

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Intravenous Infiltration and Extravasation: Performance of Nurses at Pediatric Hospitals in Khartoum State in 2019. (2023). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(2), 24-28. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v15i2.19248