Peripheral intravenous therapy-related phlebitis rates in an adult population.

  title={Peripheral intravenous therapy-related phlebitis rates in an adult population.},
  author={Sheila A White},
  journal={Journal of intravenous nursing : the official publication of the Intravenous Nurses Society},
  volume={24 1},
  • Sheila A White
  • Published 2001 in
    Journal of intravenous nursing : the official…
To determine the incidence of peripheral intravenous therapy-related phlebitis in an adult population, 305 peripheral i.v. catheter sites were observed from the time of admission of the patient (or initiation of the first peripheral i.v. catheter) to the time of the participant's discharge from the facility (or 48 hours after the removal of the final catheter). Parameters monitored included patient demographics, diagnosis, i.v. fluids and medications, type of peripheral catheter, dwell time… CONTINUE READING