Accession Number : ADA311496

Title :   Variables Affecting the Use of the Intraosseous Infusion During Pediatric Resuscitation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Hale, Sharon L.

PDF Url : ADA311496

Report Date : 15 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : Intraosseous Infusion (IOI) provides an alternate means of intravascular access during pediatric resuscitation and has been advocated by many professional healthcare organizations. Nonetheless, use of IOI, especially by emergency nurses, appears to be limited. The purpose of this study was to identify variables affecting the use of IOI by emergency nurses during pediatric resuscitation. A self-administered survey was mailed to a randomized sample of 500 members of the Emergency Nurses Association. The response rate was 48.2% (N=241). The study revealed a widespread awareness of 101 among emergency nurses: 69.2% (N=166) of the respondents had assisted with or performed IOI. Of those nurses who had never used IOI, 55.4% had been trained in the procedure. Only 10.8% of the sample had no IOI training or experience.

Descriptors :   *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *PEDIATRICS, *RESUSCITATION, *INFUSIONS, EMERGENCIES, RATES, RESPONSE, ACCESS, BEHAVIOR, NURSES, BLOOD VESSELS, INTRAVASCULAR CLOTS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE