Assessment of Nursing Care through Intravenous Solution Therapy among Children
Mosul Journal of Nursing,
Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 19-25
AbstractBackground and Objective: Intravenous (IV) solution is a scarce human resource and ensuring its safety
and clinical effectiveness requires investment – both human and financial. IV solution therapy is an
essential part of patient care. When used correctly, it saves life and improves health. The nurse has an
important and effective role in implementation and monitoring of care while IV solution infusion. The
present study aim is to assess the nursing care through intravenous solution therapy among children in
Methods and Materials: This descriptive study was carried out in internal medicine wards and
emergency departments in Ibn-AL-Atheer teaching hospital, Ibn-Sina teaching hospital and AL-Khansa'a
teaching hospital in Mousl city for the period from 15th October / 2012 to 10th September / 2013 to assess
the nursing care throughout procedure of IV solution infusion therapy for children. The sample of the
study were convenience composed of (104) nurses while performing intravenous solution infusion in the
above hospitals' wards. A special observational tool was prepared utilizing available related literatures .
Content Validity of the tool was done through opinions of a panel of (24) experts, while the reliability of
tool was done through a pilot study that were r(Pre) = 0.77 , r(Intra) = 0.71 , r(Post) = 0.78 , and r(Total) = 0.74.
Results: The acceptable levels of the three stages of procedure as a results of the study were as; Preprocedure=
98.4%, Intra-procedure=70.6% and Post-procedure=52.6%.
Conclusion: The study concluded negligence in some activities are dangerous and can be fatal,
heedlessness in case the solution is suitable to be infused or not, and heedlessness or ignorance of
sterilization and disinfection. The study recommended that the nurses working in Intravenous solution
infusion must be highly qualified and efficient in regard to IV therapy. Standardized guidelines in respect
to sterilization and disinfection throughout each procedure.
Key words: assessment, nursing care, intravenous solution therapy, children.
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