Prevalence of phlebitis in adult patients admitted to a university hospital

  • Angela Elisa Breda Rodrigues de Souza Hospital de Base de Bauru.
  • João Lucas Campos de Oliveira Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná.
  • Denise Costa Dias Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná.
  • Anair Lazzari Nicola Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná.

Abstract

Objective: to identify the prevalence of phlebitis, related to demographic and clinical variables, in peripheral intravenous therapy in adult patients admitted to a university hospital in Paraná, PR, Brazil. Method: this is an observational research, cross / prospective with a quantitative approach, carried out in three units of the hospital. Data collection took place from October 2012 to August 2013, using a form to extract demographic and clinical variables from patients suitable to preestablished eligibility requirements. For analysis, we used the calculation of point prevalence. Results: from 221 analyzed by venous access, there were 42 with presence of the clinical criteria definition of phlebitis. It was found a prevalence of phlebitis in men; with evolution degree of 2; venous punctures were located on the back of the hand; 22G caliber/diameter catheters; with residence time of three days. Conclusion: It was concluded that through the prevalence of known phlebitis, nursing actions for the prevention and management of the event can be (re)designed.

Author Biographies

Angela Elisa Breda Rodrigues de Souza, Hospital de Base de Bauru.
Hospital de Base de Bauru. Bauru, SP, Brazil.
João Lucas Campos de Oliveira, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná.
Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná. Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
Denise Costa Dias, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná.
Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná. Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
Anair Lazzari Nicola, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná.
Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná. Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
Published
2015-02-11
Section
Research Article