Incompatibility among drugs and the materials of intravenous therapy catheters and disposable accessories.
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Keywords

Infusions
Intravenous
Drug Incompatibility
Drug Stability
Pediatric Nursing
Pediatrics

Abstract

Objective: To identify to the occurrence of incompatibility among drugs and the materials of intravenous therapy catheters and disposable accessories in hospitalized children. Method: Descriptive research related to the incompatibility among drugs and manufacture material of catheters and disposable accessories of the intravenous therapy prescribed to children, hospitalized in four pediatric wards of a university hospital. The data collection was realized through the structured observation of nursing staff practice during the intravenous therapy execution. Results: A total of 519 executions of intravenous therapy were observed in 178 children. The drugs were infused by 209 catheters, made of vialon, Teflon, stainless steel and polyurethane, being incompatibles 3.1% of the associations and in 96.9% no data was available in the literature regarding this issue. The polyvinyl chloride was the material verified in all (601) disposable accessories and 60.7% associations were compatibles, 19.8% incompatibles and for 19.5% of the associations, scientific evidences were not identified to support this nursing practice.
https://doi.org/10.5935/1676-4285.2006483
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