Event Title

Documentation of Peripheral Intravenous Insertion Sites in the Hospital Medical Record

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2014 11:30 AM

Student's Major

School of Nursing

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Marilyn Swan

Mentor's Email Address

marilyn.swan@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

School of Nursing

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

Establishing peripheral intravenous (IV) access is an essential nursing skill performed in the hospital setting. Intravenous access is used to hydrate and provide nutrition, give medications, and infuse blood and blood products. Documentation of IV insertion is a standard of care, and maintains accuracy of the medical record. Research shows that the required documentation of IV insertion is not consistently performed. The purpose of this literature review is to gain understanding on the documentation of peripheral IV insertion in hospitalized patients. A literature review was initiated using the search terms “IV”, “documentation”, “intravenous therapy”, “vascular”, “peripheral intravenous therapy”, “venous access devices”, “intravenous”, and “insertion”. The databases searched included Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Proquest, and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition. Articles were limited to peer reviewed articles. Documentation of peripheral IV insertion is inconsistent in clinical practice. Optimal documentation of IV insertion includes, the type of intravenous device, brand, length, size, date, time, and identification of who placed the IV. Educational interventions on proper IV documentation had a positive impact on documentation compliance. Implications for Nursing Implications include: 1) lack of a standardized documentation system; 2) knowledge gaps of the nurses performing the documentation; and 3) identifying barriers to documenting IV insertion. Further study in the United States is needed to provide up-to-date research on documenting peripheral IV insertion. The literature search advanced the understanding of documentation of peripheral IV insertion in hospitalized patients.

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Apr 21st, 10:00 AM Apr 21st, 11:30 AM

Documentation of Peripheral Intravenous Insertion Sites in the Hospital Medical Record

CSU Ballroom

Establishing peripheral intravenous (IV) access is an essential nursing skill performed in the hospital setting. Intravenous access is used to hydrate and provide nutrition, give medications, and infuse blood and blood products. Documentation of IV insertion is a standard of care, and maintains accuracy of the medical record. Research shows that the required documentation of IV insertion is not consistently performed. The purpose of this literature review is to gain understanding on the documentation of peripheral IV insertion in hospitalized patients. A literature review was initiated using the search terms “IV”, “documentation”, “intravenous therapy”, “vascular”, “peripheral intravenous therapy”, “venous access devices”, “intravenous”, and “insertion”. The databases searched included Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Proquest, and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition. Articles were limited to peer reviewed articles. Documentation of peripheral IV insertion is inconsistent in clinical practice. Optimal documentation of IV insertion includes, the type of intravenous device, brand, length, size, date, time, and identification of who placed the IV. Educational interventions on proper IV documentation had a positive impact on documentation compliance. Implications for Nursing Implications include: 1) lack of a standardized documentation system; 2) knowledge gaps of the nurses performing the documentation; and 3) identifying barriers to documenting IV insertion. Further study in the United States is needed to provide up-to-date research on documenting peripheral IV insertion. The literature search advanced the understanding of documentation of peripheral IV insertion in hospitalized patients.

Recommended Citation

Mumbleau, Allison. "Documentation of Peripheral Intravenous Insertion Sites in the Hospital Medical Record." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/poster_session_A/58