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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Kay Foland

Keywords

intravenous catheterization, intravenous catheterization complications, phlebitis

Abstract

The objectives of the study include:
1. To review the literature on IV therapy, the incidence of phlebitis in relation to dwell time and other aspects of IV therapy.
2. To examine a sample of acute hospitalized patients whose IV catheters are changed at 48 hours, at 72 hours, and over 72 hours.
3. To identify the incidence of phlebitis with each sample subgroup.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Intravenous catheterization
Intravenous catheterization -- Complications
Phlebitis

Number of Pages

86

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1993 Diana Edwards. All rights reserved

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