Perspect Nurs Sci.  2017 Oct;14(2):45-54. 10.16952/pns.2017.14.2.45.

The Application and Effect of the Nursing Protocol of Pediatric Peripheral Intravenous Infusion

  • 1Ex-Director, Department of Nursing, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Unit Manager, Department of Nursing, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.


The aim of this study was to compare the effect of training and implementation of a pediatric peripheral intravenous infusion protocol on the nurses' performance and infusion complication rate.
A quasiexperimental study using a posttest comparison of a one group pretest-time series design was utilized. This method was developed to measure nursing knowledge and performance based on a pediatric peripheral intravenous infusion protocol. To calculate the occurrence rate of complications, the number of complications were divided into the number of intravenous insertions.
It was shown that the training developed by the study team in 2015 contributed to nurses' increased knowledge, as well as improved job performance. Furthermore, the implementation of the protocol revealed that the number of peripheral intravenous insertions, an invasive procedure, decreased. Additionally, the nursing workload related to pediatric intravenous infusions was reduced.
This protocol may contribute to the improved scientific quality and efficiency of nursing management of peripheral intravenous infusions.


Intravenous infusions; Nursing; Clinical protocols; Pediatrics
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