Development of Professional Nursing Competencies in the Assessment of Phlebitis in Pediatric Patients with Peripheral Intravenous Catheters at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health

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Natthapha Detkasem
Kalaya Kaewthanasin
Sukanya Sangtun
Nipaporn Leekul
Pussanee Winyapongpun
Piyanart Prommasakul


Objective: To develop nursing competencies and knowledge skills in the phlebitis assessment including nurses’ satisfaction and confidence while using the assessment.

Research Design:  This study is quasi-experimental research (a one-group pretest-posttest design)

Methodology: Purposive sampling was used to select a target group of 30 registered nurses at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health. The research instruments for phlebitis assessment were 1) Knowledge assessment questionnaire. 2) Skill assessment form and 3) Satisfaction and Self-confidence questionnaire. T-test and descriptive statistics were used for data analysis.

Result: 1. Able to establish nursing competencies assessment for phlebitis in children 2. After implementing the assessment, the knowledge was improved significantly (p < .01). The post-test score of nursing competencies after the 3-mont implementation of the assessment was higher than the pre-test score with no statistically significant differences (p = .266). The confidence was lower after the training with no statistically significant differences (p=.592)     

Conclusion: The development guideline enhanced nursing knowledge, skills, and confidence in assessing phlebitis in children.


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