Nurses Practices Regarding Medication Administration through a Central Venus Catheter

  • SANIA ABDUL REHMAN Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
  • MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN The School of Nursing, The University of Lahore – Pakistan
  • MUHAMMAD AFZAL The School of Nursing, The University of Lahore – Pakistan
  • SYED AMIR GILANI The School of Nursing, The University of Lahore – Pakistan
Keywords: Central Venus Catheter, Practices


Objective:  The purpose of this study was to examine nurses’ practices related to medication administration through the CVC.

Material and Methods:  A cross-sectional observational study was conducted at Tertiary Hospital. The study subjects were the female Nurses aged between 21 – 60 years (n = 133). A convenient sampling technique was used.Data collected through an observational checklist which contain two sections; demographic and 19 items of their practices. A pilot study was done on 20 participants to assess the reliability of the observational checklist. Data analyzed by using SPSS version 25.

Results:   82.7% participants’ ages were between 21 – 30 years, 13.5% were between 31 – 40 years and 3.8% were between 41 – 50 years. Participants’ education was as follows: general nursing diploma (84.2%), BS Nursing Post RN (registered nurse) (11.3%), BSN -Bachelor Science in Nursing (Generic) (4.5%). Only 41.4% participants performed hand hygiene before procedure and 58.6% did not perform. 34.6% participants remove gloves and perform hand hygiene; remaining 65.4% did not perform hand hygiene correctly. All participants 100% performed documentation on drug chart.

Conclusion:  The significance of quality care, combined with good practices, particularly when medicines are administered through the Central Venous Catheter. Incorrect practices of medication administration through CVC increase the risk of blood stream infection. This research study shows 50% unsatisfactory practices.


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