Nosocomial infections are important complications that may arise in the provision of health care services. When these complications develop, the duration of hospitalization increases and the cost of treatment increases. All types of invasive procedures increase the risk of nosocomial infections.
Peripheral venous catheters are the tools used for inpatient treatment and delivery of fluids and drugs by intravenous route. Peripheral venous catheter applications increase the risk of nosocomial infection in individuals. These catheters are mostly applied by the nurse.
In cases when more than one fluid or drug should be administered at the same time, three-way stopcock or split septum injection valves may be added to peripheral venous catheters. These products added to peripheral venous catheters should be applied according to the intervention protocols prepared according to the literature. It is aimed to provide standardization in the applications and prevent intravenous catheter infections and other complications with the intervention protocols prepared with the literature.
Keywords: Peripheral venous catheter, three-way stopcok, split septum injection valve
Anahtar Kelimeler: Peripheral venous catheter, three-way stopcok, split septum injection valve