Incidence of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (PIVCs) Related Infection in Pediatric Patients Admitted at Tertiary Care Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan

Wednesday, 14 July 2010: 8:50 AM

Hamidah Hamidah Ashiqali, RN, BScN
Nursing Services, AKUH, Karachi, Pakistan
Rosemin. H. Premji, RN, BScN
Nursing Division, French Medical institute for Children / Aga Khan Development Network, Kabul, Afghanistan

Learning Objective 1: To analysis the reason of phlebitis

Learning Objective 2: To present the strategy to minimizes the phlebitis in the future

Purpose: To analysis the reason of phlebitis
To present the strategy to minimizes the phlebitis in the future
Methods: Form has been made consist of demographic data, lab results; scale of phlebitis, insertion time and timings to change the PIVC and antibiotics patients was receiving.  
There was 303 PIVC among 150 patients the duration was from 29th September 2007 till 1st November 2007. We use prospective quantitative research method

Among 303 PIVC 81 PIVC in ICU develop the phlebitis and 131 in general ward develop the phlebitis.

Conclusion: The reason of phlebitis was improper dilution of antibiotics, quality of PIVC and patient diseases status also. We had made the Therapeutic drug committee, Form to identify the phlebitis, vigorous training to minimize the phlebitis daily surveillance and monthly analysis of Phlebitis and presnts results in the infection control committee on monthly bases.