Reducing pressure injuries in children caused by peripheral intravenous cannulae

Thom, Lynn, and James-McAlpine, Janelle (2022) Reducing pressure injuries in children caused by peripheral intravenous cannulae. Nursing Children and Young People, 34 (6). pp. 22-28.

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Medical devices such as peripheral intravenous cannulae (PIVC) are commonly used in the care of children across all hospital settings. However, the association between PIVC and the development of pressure injuries in this population became a concern on one Australian paediatric ward. A quality improvement project was conducted to reduce the incidence of pressure injuries in children caused by PIVCs. A tubular bandage and microfoam surgical tape were introduced to replace crepe bandage PIVC securement. At the same time, education was provided to alert nurses to medical device-related pressure injuries and the PIVC securement changes. The introduction of the tubular bandage and staff education improved skin inspections of PIVCs and decreased the incidence of pressure injuries from these devices.

Item ID: 73594
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2046-2344
Keywords: child health; clinical; education; practice learning; pressure area care; pressure ulcers; skin; tissue viability; wound assessment; wound care; wound management
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Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2023 00:22
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3213 Paediatrics > 321399 Paediatrics not elsewhere classified @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200304 Inpatient hospital care @ 100%
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