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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2013;20(4): 372
중소 종합병원 간호사가 인지하는 정맥수액요법의 중요도와 수행정도
김종임1, 이지현2, 장옥자3
1충남대학교 간호대학
2경운대학교 간호학과
3혜전대학교 간호학과
Perceived Importance and Performance of Intravenous Fluid Therapy by Nurses in Small-Medium General Hospitals
Jong Im Kim1, Jihyun Lee2, Ockja Chang3
1College of Nursing, Chungnam National University
2Department of Nursing, Gyungwoon University
3Department of Nursing, Hyejeon College
Purpose: This study was done to investigate nurses' perceived importance of, and performance of intravenous fluid therapy.
Methods: Data were collected from a convenience sample of 234 nurses (return rate: 93%) working in 3 small-medium general hospitals.
Results: The score for perceived importance of intravenous fluid therapy ($3.65{pm}0.37$) was higher than that of performance ($3.45{pm}0.39$). There were positive correlations between perceived importance and performance (r=.576, p<.001). There were 180 (80.8%) errors in intravenous fluid therapy. Perceived importance and performance scores were higher in nurses who had not experienced medication errors in intravenous fluid therapy.
Conclusion: The results indicate a need to develop appropriate strategies to improve perceived importance and performance and enhance safety management during intravenous fluid therapy for nurses in small-medium general hospitals.
Key words: Intravenous infusions
주요어: 정맥수액요법