Muntlig information till patienter i samband med inläggning av en perifer venkateter
The aim of this study was to investigate if given information to patients regarding insertion of a peripheral intravenous line was following national guidelines. The writers collected data by observing 60 insertions of peripheral intravenous lines that was performed by fifteen different nurses. The observations took place on a surgical ward. A specific number of areas were observed and the result of each observation could be answered with a yes or no, where yes was the result that was preferred. The yes-answers were summarized and analyzed using independent t-tests to find possible differences regarding gender and age, no differences were found. The result showed that given information to patients regarding the insertion of a peripheral intravenous line had obvious limitations and did not follow the national guidelines. In almost half of the observation areas the information was limited or none existing. The most common information that was given by the nurses was how the insertion of the peripheral intravenous line would feel, this information were given to almost every patient. Two information folders, one to the patients and one to the nurses, have been made by the writers to discern what can be necessary to inform the patient of.
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:peripheral intravenous line nurse patient information guidelines
Date of Publication:01/16/2008