What a PAIN! Easing the PIV Insertion Process

In the perioperative department, the pre-operative phase of care involves many tasks – one of which is to place the peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV). Research has shown that stress in the preoperative phase causes delays and a reduction in on time starts therefore negatively affecting patient outcomes and the patient experience. Practice has shown that preparing for insertion of the PIV can elicit enough stress and anxiety in the patient to cause a vasovagal reaction. How can the pre-operative nurse help the patient through what is often reported to be the most-remembered and negative experience while remaining efficient and supportive?
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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