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J Infus Nurs. 2017 Jul/Aug;40(4):224-231. doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000168.

Removal of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Due to Catheter Failures Among Adult Patients.

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Department of Advanced Nursing Technology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (Drs Murayama and Oe); Department of Nursing, University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan (Mss Uchida and Komiyama); and Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Division of Health Science and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (Mr Takahashi and Ms Oya, and Dr Sanada). Ryoko Murayama, PhD, RN, RMW, is a project associate professor in the Department of Advanced Nursing Technology in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. Miho Uchida, MSI, RN, is a vice director of the Nursing Department at the University of Tokyo Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. Makoto Oe, PhD, RN, is a project lecturer in the Department of Advanced Nursing Technology in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. Toshiaki Takahashi, MHS, RN, is a student in the Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management in the Division of Health Science and Nursing of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. Maiko Oya, RN, RMW, is a student in the Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management in the Division of Health Science and Nursing of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. Chieko Komiyama, RN, is a director of the Nursing Department at the University of Tokyo Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. Hiromi Sanada, PhD, RN, WOCN, is a professor in the Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management in the Division of Health Science and Nursing of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

This prospective observational study was designed to clarify the rate of peripheral intravenous catheter, especially short peripheral catheter, failures among adult patients in medical and surgical wards. The study was conducted during a 2-month period at a university hospital in Tokyo, Japan. A total of 5316 catheters from 2442 patients were studied. The rate of catheter removal as a result of catheter failure was 18.8%. The reasons for removal in catheter failures were infiltration (41.3%) and pain (19.3%). Pain was a major reason for catheter failure and removal. For this reason, observing changes under the skin before signs and symptoms appear might help prevent catheter failures.

PMID:
28683001
DOI:
10.1097/NAN.0000000000000168
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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