International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 9, Part D (2020)
Evaluate the effectiveness of cold compress, versus magnesium-sulphate application on superficial thrombophlebitis among patients admitted in selected hospital Udaipur, Rajasthan
Intravenous (IV) therapy has become a major component of patient care. Intravascular lines are used for purposes varying from monitoring pressures, administering drugs and fluids. A common problem encountered during IV therapy is the phlebitis, ie the inflammation of the venous wall near the point of entry of the cannula into the veins. It is often due to patient movement and disruption of vein at the site of insertion of the cannula. The patients who are on cytotoxic drugs, hyper osmolar agents and vasoactive drugs are more prone to phlebitis.
Methodology: The methods adopted for the present study was quantitative experimental research approach as the study aimed at development of visual infusion phlebitis (VIP) scale for assessing the severity of superficial thrombophlebitis of 60 patents with superficial thrombophlebitis using non probability convenience sampling technique. Data collected by observational check list. Quasi experimental: non randomized control group design, the study was conducted in Geetanjali Hospital, Ananta Hospital & Pacific Hospital at Udaipur.
Result: The effectiveness of cold compress and magnesium sulphate on superficial thrombophlebitis of 60 patients with superficial thrombophlebitis. The calculated value is greater than the table value at 0.001 levels. Hence the research hypothesis (H1) was accepted that there is a significant difference between pre-test & post-test score. There is an association between pre-test degree of superficial thrombophlebitis with their selected socio-demographic variables; hence the research hypothesis (H2) was accepted.
Conclusion: The study highlights the significance of exploring the foremost effective intervention out of the many good practices currently in use in the prevention and management of superficial thrombophlebitis.
How to cite this article:
Kamlesh Sharma, Kuldeep Patidar. Evaluate the effectiveness of cold compress, versus magnesium-sulphate application on superficial thrombophlebitis among patients admitted in selected hospital Udaipur, Rajasthan. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(9):242-246.