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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961

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RAMOS REIS E SILVA, Maria Eugênia et al. Analysis of quality indicators in intravenous therapy. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.2, e1589.  Epub 01-Jun-2018. ISSN 0864-0319.

Introduction:

Adverse events are common during use of intravenous therapy can cause damage to the patient, and contribute to worsening health status and prolonged hospital stay. In addition, by providing direct access to the bloodstream, adverse events related to intravenous therapy may be more serious and harmful repercussions.

Objective:

To analyze the quality indicators related to health care in intravenous therapy in an extension public research teaching hospital.

Methods:

Descriptive and exploratory, cross-sectional study in a public hospital, teaching. For data collection, it was used an adapted form composed of 03 following indicators: identification of peripheral venous access, equipment used for intravenous infusion, serum bottles, and speed control of infusion solutions. The intentional sample was consisted of 94 participants.

Results:

1355 observations were done.In these observations, 439 were of peripheral venous access, 463 of equipment used for intravenous infusion, 453 of serum bottles and medicine. Based only on properly identified access, the validity of peripheral venous access was the only one whose result of quality of care (QA) was desirable (100 %) and safe (83,3 %), all the others showed QA poorly (<70 %).

Conclusions:

The results found in this study are below desired for quality care in intravenous therapy is ensured. The quality of care in intravenous therapy is very lower than recommended.

Palabras clave : Quality indicators; nursing care; intravenous; patient safety.

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