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A Quasi-experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Cold Application versus Glycerin Magnesium Sulphate Application in Relieving Phlebitis among Patients Receiving Intravenous Therapy in a Selected Hospital of Delhi

Rukhsana ., Jahanara Rahman, Eke Lama Tamang, Anjali Kochhar

Abstract


 

Peripheral venous cannulation (PVC) is a common procedure carried out in hospitals to allow rapid and accurate administration of medication. However, the placement of an intravenous cannula can have undesirable effects, the most common of which is phlebitis. If left untreated, it can lead to infection or thrombus formation. A quasi-experimental study with nonequivalent control group pre-test-post-test design was used for the study with objective to compare the efficacy of cold application vs. glycerin magnesium sulphate in relieving phlebitis among patients receiving intravenous therapy. Convenient sampling technique was used for selecting 30 patients having phlebitis; phlebitis was assessed using visual infusion phlebitis scale. The findings of the present study suggest that cold application and glycerin magnesium sulphate, both were effective on phlebitis.
Keywords: Phlebitis, cold application, glycerin magnesium sulphate, intravenous therapy

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Rukhsana, Jahanara Rahman, Eke Lama Tamang et al. A Quasi-experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Cold Application versus Glycerin Magnesium Sulphate Application in Relieving Phlebitis among Patients Receiving Intravenous Therapy in a Selected Hospital of Delhi. Research and Reviews: Journals of Surgery. 2016; 5(2): 7–11p.


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