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[How to reduce the incidence of traumatic phlebitis].

Authors
  • Rivas Doblado, Jesús S
  • Artes León, José Luis
  • Arjona Barcia, Javier
  • Carmona Heredia, David
  • Soriano Vilanova, Javier
  • Mejías Montaño, Manuel
  • Medina Fernández, Antonio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista de enfermería (Barcelona, Spain)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
27
Issue
9
Pages
42–46
Identifiers
PMID: 15526577
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors carried out an analytic study on 2572 patients to reduce the occurrence of phlebitis having a traumatic cause. The authors conclude that the use of extensions after three way valves, or infusion systems and a venous catheter, considerably reduces the risk of traumatic phlebitis occurring. Furthermore, their use reduces 1. the bother patients incur, 2. the amount of work nursing professionals have derived by the appearance of traumatic phlebitis and 3. the cost of health care.

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