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Nurse management of the PIVC for prevention of associated injuries in hospitalised children - Beatrice Shikongo.pdf (303.76 kB)

Flowchart for the nurse's management of the peripheral intravenous catheter for prevention of associated injuries in hospitalised children - an evidence-based practice guideline

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posted on 2023-09-08, 08:03 authored by Children's Nursing Development UnitChildren's Nursing Development Unit

This poster is a summary of an evidence-based practice guideline, produced by Beatrice Shikongo, in partial fulfilment of a Master of Nursing in Child Nursing degree, in 2022. For more details/the full guideline, please contact The Children’s Nursing Development Unit at

A paper presenting this guideline has been published in Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery:

Shikongo, B., & North, N. (2023). Prevention of Injuries in Children with a Peripheral Intravenous Catheter: A Modified Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Guideline. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 19-pages.

The final modified recommendations, level of evidence and grade of recommendation is provided as part of the publication, as a supplementary file.


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