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Assessment of Peripheral Venous Cannulation associated complications in an inpatient cohort where omission of aseptic insertion techniques occurred
Kabir Ali, Muhammad Mohsin Sajjad, Aaisa Shahzad, Noman Izhar,Sidra Yousaf, Muhammad Kashif Khan, Ayesha Nasir
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Objective: To assess the frequency of complications associated with peripheral venous cannulation in admitted patients and to check for any association between days left in situ and frequency of complications.

Study Design:  Prospective Observational Study

Place and Duration: The study was conducted at Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar from 1st January 2018 to 31st July 2018.

Methodology: All peripherally placed Intravenous lines were monitored from the time of insertion of the cannulas up to 48 hours after removal for development of complications like Phlebitis, Cellulitis and Abscess formation along with recording of all the hygienic and antiseptic measures used by the health care provider.

Results: The most common peripheral venous cannulation associated complication was phlebitis at the rate of 40.8% on the dorsum of the right hand and dorsum of left hand which was were the most frequent sites for insertion 23.3%. Aseptic measures were used in less than 1% of patients (2/279), while gloves were used in 9.3% of patients by the health care worker inserting the cannula (26/279). A significant association was found between Increased duration of cannulation and the development of complications (p <0.05).

Conclusion:  The frequency of PVCs associated complications are much higher in present study. It has shown that complications were higher in those when aseptic measures are not taken. Similarly, complications increase with increase in number of days .

Keywords: Peripheral venous cannula, Peripheral venous cannula associated adverse events, Health care providers, Complications, Intravenous, Aseptic measures

How to Cite This:

Ali K, Sajjad MM, Shahzad A, Izhar N, Yousaf S, Khan MK, Nasir A. Assessment of peripheral venous cannulation associated complications in an inpatient cohort where omission of aseptic insertion techniques occurred. Isra Med J. 2021; 13(1): 34-38.

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