NURSES' PERFORMANCE FOR PREVENTING COMPLICATIONS CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

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Hadeel basim jasim, Ahmed Flaih Hassan

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Background: An essential component of patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU) is the use of central venous catheters (CVC), there are several uses for central venous and arterial catheters, such as medicine delivery, renal dialysis, central feeding, blood collection, and patient monitoring. However, a variety of serious complications are linked to it, including thrombosis, contaminations, dislodgment, and pinch-off syndrome. This study aimed to evaluate nurses' performance in preventing complications of central venous catheters in the intensive care unit.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive design study was conducted from October 1, 2023, to January 15, 2024. A non-probability purposive sample of 60 nurses from different educational levels, genders, and critical care unit at Baghdad teaching hospitals was selected. Data collected were analyzed using SPSS version 25.0.
Results: The study comprised a majority of the study sample was female (76.7%), with the majority (78.3%) aged between 21 and 30 years. A significant proportion (58.3%) of nurses held institute degrees. and the majority (53.3%) had 1-5 years of experience.
Conclusions: The findings indicate that nurses possess satisfactory performance toward the prevention of central venous catheters complications in the intensive care unit. It is recommended to conducting training courses for nurses within continuous education in hospital is crucial to increase nurses’ knowledge toward standard practices.

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Ahmed Flaih Hassan, H. basim jasim,. (2024). NURSES’ PERFORMANCE FOR PREVENTING COMPLICATIONS CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 113–117. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/251
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