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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.

Disclaimer re use: This guideline is recommended for use for five years from the date of the student’s course completion (2022). Beyond the five-year period, the CNDU advise that the guideline be updated by prospective users before implementation in clinical settings. Where possible, revisions should be made in consultation with the author. Changes should be accompanied by a note in the footer that reads: “Revised [date] by [name/s]: [brief summary of change made – e.g., oxygen flow rates revised to reflect WHO recommendation].”


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