J Korean Clin Nurs Res.  2017 Dec;23(3):361-375. 10.22650/JKCNR.2017.23.3.361.

Updates of Nursing Practice Guideline for Intravenous Infusion

Affiliations
  • 1Professor, College of Nursing, Gerontological Health Research Center in Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung Ang University, Korea.
  • 3Professor, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea.
  • 4Unit Manager, Department of Nursing, Asan Medical Center, Korea.
  • 5RN, Department of Nursing, Samsung Medical Center, Korea.
  • 6Part Leader, Division of Nursing, Severance Hospital, Korea.
  • 7Unit Manager, Department of Nursing, Samsung Medical Center, Korea.
  • 8Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Gerontological Health Research Center in Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Korea. hchang@gnu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to update the existing nursing practice guideline for intravenous infusion guidelines according to the evidence-based practice guideline in South Korea.
METHODS
Guideline update process was performed using 22 steps according to the manuals developed by NICE and SIGN.
RESULTS
Updated nursing practice guidelines for the intravenous infusion were consisted of 23 domains and 322 recommendations. The number of recommendations in each domain were 4 for general instruction, 12 for vascular access device selection, 20 for site selection, 9 for insertion, 54 for stabilization, 21 for maintaining patency, 4 for blood sampling, 33 for exchange and removal, 28 for add-on device selection, 28, 72 for infusion related complications, 56 for infusion therapies, 7 for education, and 2 for documentation and report. There were 15.9% of A, 30.2% of B, 53.9% of C in terms of grade recommendations. A total of 178 (51.6%) recommendations were newly developed and 24 previous recommendations have been deleted.
CONCLUSION
Updated nursing practice guideline for intravenous infusion was expected to be an evidence-based practice guideline for intravenous infusion in South Korea. This guideline is suggested to be disseminated to clinical nursing settings nationwide to improve the efficiency of intravenous infusion practice.

Keyword

Intravenous Infusions; Practice Guideline; Evidence-Based Nursing; Update
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