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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 151-157

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice Regarding Venous Access Devices and Its Care among Staff Nurses in Selected Hospitals of District Mohali

Sandeep Kaur1, Nobelpreet Kaur2, Ramandeep Kaur2, Ravneet Kaur2, Ravneetpal Kaur2

1Assistant Professor, 2B.Sc. Interns, Rayat Bahra College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India

Corresponding Author: Sandeep Kaur


Introduction: Venous access devices are frequently required for hospitalized patients for a variety of clinical indications. This requirement may range from short term or temporary need to long term or even permanent access. A variety of vascular access options are available to the physicians who care for patients to meet the required treatment needs.
The indication for and duration of vascular access should be carefully considered before placement is attempted to help minimize the number of attempts and the trauma to the patient and the family. The physician should have a thorough knowledge of the anatomy, confidence in undertaking the procedure and awareness of the likely complications associated with each type of access.
Materials & Method: Sixty staff nurses of Civil Hospital, Kharar and Civil Hospital, Phase 6, Mohali were selected by consecutive sampling as per inclusion and exclusion criteria. The data was collected from subjects by structured questionnaire, consisting of socio-bio-demographic characteristics, questionnaire related to knowledge regarding venous access devices and 3 point numeric observational rating scale regarding practice of venous access devices (Peripheral VADs: IV cannula) and its care.
Result: The study findings revealed that the mean knowledge and practice score of subjects regarding venous access devices & its care was 22.18 ± 5.66 and 17.9 ± 03.44. It also showed that maximum 37 (61.66) of subjects had average level of knowledge and majority 56 (93.30) had average level of practice. The statistical testing of knowledge and practice score reveals a moderately positive correlation. However, the association of knowledge and practice separately with various socio-bio-demographic variables (i.e., age, professional qualification, experience, area of work and experience in current area) showed no significant association at p>0.05 level.
Conclusion: The study concluded that staff nurses had average level of knowledge and practice related to venous access devices and its care. The association of knowledge and practice revealed moderately positive correlation, whereas there is no significant association of knowledge and practice with selected socio-demographic variables.

Key words: Venous access devices, Knowledge, Practice, and Staff nurses.

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