OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical efficacy of modified fixation of the indwelling intravenous catheter in the management of exudate.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2015 to January 2016, 110 patients who underwent surgery and management of exudate were enrolled in this study. They were divided into two groups using a random number table with 55 patients in each group. Routine intravenous catheter fixation was used in the treatment group and modified intravenous catheter fixation was used in the control group. General condition and complications between 2 groups were compared.
RESULTS: Our results showed that the off-bed time and nursing frequency in the treatment group were significantly shorter and lower than the control group while the indwelling time in the treatment group was significantly longer than the control group. The prevalence of redness, rash, erosion, and drainage tube infection in the treatment group was significantly lower than the control group.
CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that modified fixation of the indwelling intravenous catheter could effectively prolong indwelling time while reducing the significantly the off-bed time, nursing frequency and occurrence of post-operative complications. We suggest that this method is valuable in clinical applications.Free PDF Download
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X.-W. Zhang, W. Huang, H.-Y. Wei
Modified fixation of indwelling intravenous catheter in management of exudate
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 21 - N. 3 Suppl