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    Kanguru bak─▒m─▒ i├žin giysi tasarlanmas─▒ (sarbebe), bu giysiyle yap─▒lan kanguru bak─▒m─▒n─▒n anne ve yenido─čan─▒n konforuna etkisi

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    06.03.2018 tarihli ve 30352 say─▒l─▒ Resmi Gazetede yay─▒mlanan ÔÇťY├╝ksek├Â─čretim Kanunu ─░le Baz─▒ Kanun Ve Kanun H├╝km├╝nde Kararnamelerde De─či┼čiklik Yap─▒lmas─▒ Hakk─▒nda KanunÔÇŁ ile 18.06.2018 tarihli ÔÇťLisans├╝st├╝ Tezlerin Elektronik Ortamda Toplanmas─▒, D├╝zenlenmesi ve Eri┼čime A├ž─▒lmas─▒na ─░li┼čkin Y├ÂnergeÔÇŁ gere─čince tam metin eri┼čime a├ž─▒lm─▒┼čt─▒r.G─░R─░┼× VE AMA├ç: Kanguru bak─▒m─▒ (KB), ebeveyn-bebek aras─▒nda etkile┼čimi sa─člayan ten tene temast─▒r. Bu ├žal─▒┼čman─▒n birinci amac─▒; KB'nda annelerin giyece─či giysinin tasarlanmas─▒ ve Kanguru Bak─▒m─▒ Konfor ├ľl├že─či'nin (KBK├ľ) geli┼čtirilmesidir. ─░kinci amac─▒ ise bu giysiyle uygulanan KB'n─▒n anne ve bebe─činin konforuna etkisini belirlemektir. GERE├ç VE Y├ľNTEM: ├çal─▒┼čman─▒n birinci a┼čamas─▒ KB i├žin giysi tasarlanmas─▒ ve metodolojik, ikinci a┼čamas─▒ ise randomize kontroll├╝ deneysel olarak ger├žekle┼čtirilmi┼čtir. ├çal─▒┼čman─▒n ├Âl├žek geli┼čtirme a┼čamas─▒, 253 anne ve bebe─či ile ikinci a┼čamas─▒; 30 m├╝dahale grubu, 30 kontrol grubu anne ve preterm bebe─či ile ger├žekle┼čtirilmi┼čtir. M├╝dahale grubundaki annelere ├žal─▒┼čma i├žin tasarlanan Sarbebe ad─▒ verilen giysi giydirilerek, kontrol grubuna servis rutinine g├Âre KB verilmi┼čtir. Veriler IBM SPSS Statistics 23 ve AMOS 22 program─▒na aktar─▒larak de─čerlendirilmi┼čtir. BULGULAR: Geli┼čtirilen ├Âl├že─čin do─črulay─▒c─▒ fakt├Âr analizi modeline ili┼čkin uyum indeksi de─čerleri ¤ç┬▓/sd:2,908, RMSEA: 0,077, GFI: 0,862, CFI: 0,897, SRMR: 0,063 olarak bulunmu┼čtur. ├ľl├že─čin Cronbach alfa katsay─▒s─▒ t├╝m ├Âl├žek i├žin 0,872 olarak saptanm─▒┼čt─▒r. M├╝dahale grubunda KBK├ľ (z: -4,785 p: 0,000) ve anne memnuniyet skalas─▒ puan─▒n─▒n (z: -3,728p: 0,000) kontrol grubundan anlaml─▒ derecede daha fazla oldu─ču belirlenmi┼čtir (p<0,05). ─░ki grup aras─▒nda Yenido─čan Konfor Davran─▒┼č ├ľl├že─či toplam puanlar─▒ bak─▒m─▒ndan benzerlik bulunmu┼čtur (z: -1,837 p: 0,066). Kontrol grubunun a─čr─▒ (z: -4,439 p: 0,000) ve distres (z: -4,601 p: 0,000) d├╝zeyleri m├╝dahale grubundan anlaml─▒ derecede daha y├╝ksek oldu─ču saptanm─▒┼čt─▒r. SONU├ç: Sarbebe ile uygulanan KB sonras─▒ anne konforu ve memnuniyetinin y├╝ksek, yenido─čan─▒n a─čr─▒ ve distres puanlar─▒n─▒n d├╝┼č├╝k oldu─ču sonucuna ula┼č─▒lm─▒┼čt─▒r. Anahtar Kelimeler: Kanguru Bak─▒m─▒, Premat├╝re Bebek, Anneler, Yenido─čan Yo─čun Bak─▒m ├ťnitesi, Kanguru Bak─▒m─▒ Konfor ├ľl├že─či, Kanguru Bak─▒m─▒ Giysisi (Sarbebe).INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Kangaroo care (KC) is skin-to-skin contact that ensures interaction between the parent and baby. The first aim of this study was to design the dress that mothers will wear in KC and to develop the Kangaroo Care Comfort Scale (KCCS). The second aim was to determine the effect of KC provided with this dress on mother and newborn's comfort. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The first stage of the study was carried out methodologically for designing dress for KC, and the second stage was carried out as a randomized controlled experimental study. While the scale development stage of the study was carried out with 253 mothers and their newborn's, the second stage was carried out with 30 intervention groups, 30 control group mothers and their preterm newborn's.The mothers in the intervention group were worn in dress called Sarbebe which was designed for the study, and the control group was provided with KC according to the service routine. The data was transferred to IBM SPSS Statistics 23 and AMOS 22 program and evaluated. RESULTS: The fit index values of the developed scale for the confirmatory factor analysis model were found to be¤ç┬▓/sd:2.908, RMSEA: 0.077, GFI: 0.862, CFI: 0.897, SRMR: 0.063. The Cronbach alpha coefficient of the scale was found to be 0.872 for the whole scale. It was determined that the KCSS (z: -4.785 p: 0.000) and maternal satisfaction scale score (z: -3.728 p: 0.000) in the intervention group were significantly higher compared to the control group (p<0.05). A similarity was found between the two groups in terms of Newborn Comfort Behavior Scale total scores (z: -1.837 p: 0.066).The pain (z: -4.439 p: 0.000) and distress (z: -4.601 p: 0.000) levels of the control group were found to be significantly higher compared to the intervention group. CONCLUSION: It was concluded that mother's comfort and satisfaction were high and the pain and distress scores of the newborn were low after the KC provided with Sarbebe. Keywords: Kangaroo Care, Premature Baby, Mothers, NeonatalIntensive Care Unit, Kangaroo Care Comfort Scale, Kangaroo Care Dress (Sarbebe

    Ergenlerin risk alma davran─▒┼člar─▒ ile nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkilerine y├Ânelik alg─▒lar─▒n─▒n incelenmesi

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    06.03.2018 tarihli ve 30352 say─▒l─▒ Resmi Gazetede yay─▒mlanan ÔÇťY├╝ksek├Â─čretim Kanunu ─░le Baz─▒ Kanun Ve Kanun H├╝km├╝nde Kararnamelerde De─či┼čiklik Yap─▒lmas─▒ Hakk─▒nda KanunÔÇŁ ile 18.06.2018 tarihli ÔÇťLisans├╝st├╝ Tezlerin Elektronik Ortamda Toplanmas─▒, D├╝zenlenmesi ve Eri┼čime A├ž─▒lmas─▒na ─░li┼čkin Y├ÂnergeÔÇŁ gere─čince tam metin eri┼čime a├ž─▒lm─▒┼čt─▒r.G─░R─░┼× VE AMA├ç: Ergenler, ├žocukluktan eri┼čkinli─če ge├ži┼č s├╝recinde riskli davran─▒┼člar sergileyebilirler. Bu ├žal─▒┼čman─▒n amac─▒ ergenlerin olumsuz risk alma davran─▒┼člar─▒n─▒n ve nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkileri ile ilgili alg─▒lar─▒n─▒n belirlenmesi, aralar─▒ndaki ili┼čkinin incelenmesidir. GERE├ç VE Y├ľNTEM: Tan─▒mlay─▒c─▒ ve analitik olarak planlanan ara┼čt─▒rma, Sakarya ilinde farkl─▒ sosyo-ekonomik d├╝zeydeki on bir lisede 10 Mart/6 Nisan 2015 tarihleri aras─▒nda yap─▒ld─▒. ├çal─▒┼čman─▒n ├Ârneklemini g├Ân├╝ll├╝ 900 lise ├Â─črencisi olu┼čturdu ├çal─▒┼čmayla ilgili formlar─▒ eksik dolduran 42 ├Â─črenciye ait veriler ├ž─▒kar─▒larak 858 ├Â─črenciye ait veriler de─čerlendirmeye al─▒nd─▒. Ara┼čt─▒rmada veriler ara┼čt─▒rmac─▒lar taraf─▒ndan haz─▒rlanan soru formu, ├çakmak ve ├ç─▒nar taraf─▒ndan geli┼čtirilen "Nargilenin Sa─čl─▒─ča Etkileri Alg─▒ ├ľl├že─či" ve 2003 y─▒l─▒nda Stephenson, Hoyle, Palmgreen ve Slater taraf─▒ndan geli┼čtirilen, ├çelik ve arkada┼člar─▒ taraf─▒ndan T├╝rk├že ge├žerlik ve g├╝venirli─či yap─▒lan "Ergenlerde K─▒sa Heyecan Aray─▒┼č─▒ ├ľl├že─či" ile topland─▒. Veriler bilgisayar ortam─▒nda SPSS 20 program─▒nda de─čerlendirildi. Sosyodemografik verilerin ve Nargilenin Sa─čl─▒─ča Etkileri Alg─▒ ├ľl├že─či ve Ergenler ─░├žin K─▒sa Heyecan Aray─▒┼č─▒ ├ľl├že─či'nin de─čerlendirilmesi i├žin say─▒ ve y├╝zdelik, gruplar aras─▒ndaki farkl─▒l─▒klar incelenirken puanlar─▒n normal da─č─▒l─▒m uymamas─▒ nedeniyle Mann-Whitney U ve Kruskal Wallis-H Testlerinden, ├Âl├žekler aras─▒ndaki ili┼čkiler incelenirken puanlar─▒n normal da─č─▒l─▒mdan gelmemesi nedeniyle Spearman's Korelasyon Katsay─▒s─▒ndan ve ├ľl├žeklerin g├╝venirlikleri ara┼čt─▒r─▒l─▒rken Crombah's Alpha de─čerlerinden yararlan─▒ld─▒. BULGULAR: ├çal─▒┼čmaya kat─▒lan ├Â─črencilerin % 50.3' ├╝n├╝n k─▒z, % 49.7'sinin erkek oldu─ču ve % 95.2' sinin ailesi ile birlikte ya┼čad─▒─č─▒ saptand─▒. ├çal─▒┼čmada kullan─▒lan nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkileri alg─▒ ├Âl├že─či Cronbach's Alpha katsay─▒s─▒ 0,92, ergenlerde k─▒sa heyecan aray─▒┼č─▒ ├Âl├že─činin Cronbach's Alpha katsay─▒s─▒ 0,89 bulundu. Ara┼čt─▒rmaya kat─▒lan ergenlerin nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkileri alg─▒ ├Âl├že─činden ald─▒klar─▒ toplam puan ortalamas─▒n─▒n 61,97┬▒11,12, ergenlerde k─▒sa heyecan aray─▒┼č─▒ ├Âl├že─činin toplam puan ortalamas─▒n─▒n 10,24┬▒3,92 oldu─ču belirlendi. Sigara i├žen ve nargile kullanan ergenlerin k─▒sa heyecan ├Âl├že─či puanlar─▒n─▒n kullanmayanlara g├Âre anlaml─▒ derecede daha y├╝ksek oldu─ču bulundu ( s─▒ras─▒ ile z= -6.926 p=0.001, z= -5,226 p=0.001). Nargile i├žen ├Â─črencilerin nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkileri alg─▒ ├Âl├že─či puanlar─▒n─▒n i├žmeyenlerden anlaml─▒ derecede daha d├╝┼č├╝k oldu─ču saptand─▒ (z= -11.356 p=0.001) Nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkileri alg─▒ ├Âl├že─či puanlar─▒ ile k─▒sa heyecan aray─▒┼č─▒ ├Âl├že─či puanlar─▒ aras─▒nda istatistiksel olarak anlaml─▒ bir ili┼čki bulundu .Bu ili┼čki ├žok g├╝├žl├╝ olmamakla birlikte negatif y├Ânde bir ili┼čkidir (r = -0,204 p=0.001). Ergenlerin nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkileri alg─▒ ├Âl├že─či puanlar─▒ artt─▒k├ža k─▒sa heyecan aray─▒┼č─▒ ├Âl├že─či puanlar─▒n─▒n azald─▒─č─▒ belirlendi. SONU├ç: Sigara i├žen ve nargile kullanan ergenlerin risk alma davran─▒┼člar─▒n─▒n y├╝ksek oldu─ču ve nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkileri ile ilgili alg─▒lar─▒n─▒n d├╝┼č├╝k oldu─ču saptand─▒. Ergenlerin nargilenin sa─čl─▒─ča etkileri ile alg─▒lar─▒ art─▒k├ža riskli davran─▒┼člara e─čilimlerinin azald─▒─č─▒ tespit edildi. Anahtar Kelimeler: Ergen, Nargile Kullan─▒m─▒, Sigara Kullan─▒m─▒, Sa─čl─▒k Etkileri, Risk Alma davran─▒┼č─▒INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Adolescents may display risky behaviours in the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. The aim of this study is to determine the negative risk-taking behaviours of adolescents and their perceptions towards the effects of hookah use on health, and to evaluate the correlation between them. METHOD AND MATERIAL: Being descriptive and analytical, the study was conducted in eleven high schools at different socio-economical levels in Sakarya between the dates of 10 March/ 6 April 2015. The sample of the study included 900 high school students volunteering for the study. The data of 42 students were excluded due to incomplete forms and only the data of 858 students were taken into consideration. The data were collected via a questionnaire developed by the researchers themselves; a scale called "Perception Scale of Effects of Hookah use on Health" developed by ├çakmak and ├ç─▒nar and a scale called "Brief Sensation Seeking Scale of Adults" has been developed by Stephenson, Hoyle, Palmgreen, & Slater (2003) and validity and reliability in Turkish were performed by ├çelik et al. Data were evaluated using SPSS 20. Number and percentage were used for the evaluation of socio-demographic data, Perception Scale of Effects of Hookah use on Health and Brief Sensation Seeking Scale of Adults; Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis_H tests were used for the evaluation of difference between the groups because the scores did not have a normal distribution; Spearman's Correlation Coefficient was used to evaluate the correlation between the scales and Crombach Alpha values were used to search for the reliability of the scales. FINDINGS: It was found out that 50,3 % of the participants were female, 49,7 % were male and 95,2 % lived with their families. Cronbach Alpha coefficient for Perception Scale of Effects of Hookah use on Health was 0,92 and for Brief Sensation Seeking Scale of Adults it was 0,89. It was detected that total score averages for Brief Sensation Seeking Scale was 10,24┬▒3,92 and it was 61,97┬▒11,12 for Perception Scale of Effects of Hookah use on Health. The scores from Brief Sensation Seeking Scale of Adults smoking and using hookah were significantly higher than the ones who did not smoke or use hookah (z= -6,926 p=0,001, z= -5,226 p=0.001 respectively). For the students who used hookah, the scores from Perception Scale of Effects of Hookah use on Health were significantly lower than the ones who did not use hookah (z= -11,356 p=0,001). There was a statistically significant correlation between Perception Scale of Effects of Hookah use on Health and Brief Sensation Seeking Scale of Adults. Though not a strong one, this correlation is negative (r = -0,204 p=0,001). The higher scores students got from Perception Scale of Effects of Hookah use on Health, the lower scores they got from Brief Sensation Seeking Scale of Adults. CONCLUSION: It was determined that adults smoking and using hookah had higher levels of risk-taking behaviours while they had lower perceptions towards effects of hookah use on health. The tendency of adults to risky behaviours decreased as their perception towards effects of hookah use on health increased. Key Words: Adult, Cigarette Use, Hookah Use, Health Effects, Risk-Taking Behaviou

    Koronavir├╝s Sosyal Mesafe Tutum ├ľl├že─čiÔÇÖnin Psikometrik ├ľzellikleri: Ge├žerlik ve G├╝venirlik ├çal─▒┼čmas─▒

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    Ama├ž: Bu ├žal─▒┼čma, Koronavir├╝s Sosyal Mesafe Tutum ├ľl├že─čiÔÇÖnin (KSMT├ľ) T├╝rk├že k├╝lt├╝rel adaptasyonunun, ge├žerlik ve g├╝venirli─činin yap─▒lmas─▒ amac─▒yla ger├žekle┼čtirilmi┼čtir. Y├Ântem: Metodolojik ve tan─▒mlay─▒c─▒ tipte yap─▒lan bu ├žal─▒┼čmaya 277 kat─▒l─▒mc─▒ dahil edilmi┼čtir. Ara┼čt─▒rma verileri Haziran-Temmuz 2021 tarihleri aras─▒nda tan─▒t─▒c─▒ bilgi formu ve KSMT├ľ ile toplanm─▒┼čt─▒r. Fakt├Âr analizi, Cronbach Alfa katsay─▒s─▒ ve madde-toplam puan analizi hesaplanm─▒┼čt─▒r. Bulgular: ├ľl├žek 14 madde ve iki alt boyuttan olu┼čmaktad─▒r. ├ľl├žek, toplam varyans─▒n %47,069ÔÇÖunu a├ž─▒klamaktad─▒r. Yap─▒ ge├žerli─či sonucunda ├Âl├žek maddelerinin fakt├Âr y├╝kleri 0,30'un ├╝zerinde bulunmu┼čtur. Do─črulay─▒c─▒ Fakt├Âr Analizi sonucunda elde edilen uyum indeksleri ¤ç┬▓/sd 2,501; RMSEA 0,074; GFI 0,915; AGFI 0,875; CFI 0,921; SRMR 0,064 olarak elde edilmi┼čtir. ├ľl├žek alt boyutlar─▒n Cronbach Alfa katsay─▒s─▒ s─▒ras─▒ ile 0.709, 0.834 olarak bulunmu┼čtur. Sonu├ž: KSMT├ľÔÇÖnin, bireylerin sosyal mesafe uygulamas─▒na ili┼čkin tutumlar─▒n─▒ ├Âl├žmede ge├žerli ve g├╝venilir bir ├Âl├žme arac─▒ oldu─ču g├Âr├╝lm├╝┼čt├╝r

    Attitudes of Pregnant Women toward the COVID-19 Vaccine

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    Objective: It was carried out to determine the attitudes of pregnant women toward the Covid-19 vaccine and related factors. Methods: The correlational and descriptive study was conducted with 356 pregnant women. In the study, data were collected using an introductory questionnaire, "Attitudes towards Covid-19 Vaccine Scale", "Vaccination Hesitancy in Pandemics Scale", and "Covid-19 Vaccine Literacy Scale". Research data were analyzed with SPSS 25 package program. One-way ANOVA and Student-t test were used to determine the difference between the descriptive characteristics of the pregnant women participating in the study and the total and sub-dimension mean scores of the Attitude Scale towards the Covid-19 Vaccine. Pearson correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between the Vaccine Hesitancy Scale in Pandemics, the Covid-19 Vaccine Literacy Scale, and the Attitudes Towards Covid-19 Vaccine Scale. Linear regression analysis was used to determine the factors affecting the Attitudes of Pregnants towards the Covid-19 Vaccine. Results: It was concluded that 37.4% of the pregnant women did not have any Covid-19 vaccine, 62.6% had the Covid-19 vaccine before pregnancy, and 22.5% had the vaccine during pregnancy. In pregnant women, those who have hesitations about the vaccine in cases such as working, increase in education level, fear of contracting Covid-19 before birth, having pre-pregnancy Covid-19 vaccine, thinking that pregnant women may have Covid-19 vaccine, getting Covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy, etc. increase their attitudes towards vaccination. Conclusion: Consider to change the conclusion: It was found that quite a few pregnant women received the Covid-19 vaccine during their pregnancy. Pregnant women's vaccination hesitancy influences their attitudes toward Covid-19

    The Effect of Nursing StudentsÔÇÖ Liking of Children and Attitudes Toward Clinical Practice on Their Comfort and Worry Levels in the Pediatric Clinic

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    This research was conducted as a descriptive and cross-sectional study to determine the effects of nursing studentsÔÇÖ liking of children and attitudes toward clinical practice on their comfort and worry levels in the pediatric clinic. The research was carried out with 270 nursing students who had already taken or were taking the child health and diseases nursing course. Data were collected using a Nursing Student Information Form, the Barnett Liking of Children Scale, the Nursing StudentsÔÇÖ Attitudes toward Clinical Practices Scale, and the Pediatric Nursing Student Clinical Comfort and Worry Assessment Tool. Mean values, percentage calculations, and linear regression analysis were used for the analysis of the research data. ParticipantsÔÇÖ mean scores were 52.30 ┬▒ 6.16 on the Barnett Liking of Children Scale, 103.72 ┬▒ 19.35 on the Nursing StudentsÔÇÖ Attitudes toward Clinical Practices Scale, 15.61 ┬▒ 3.74 on the comfort sub-dimension, and 11.63 ┬▒ 4.32 on the worry sub-dimension of the Pediatric Nursing Student Clinical Comfort and Worry Assessment Tool. It was determined that the liking of children and attitudes toward clinical practice explained 43.6% of the clinical comfort level of pediatric nursing students in Model 1 and 45.2% of their clinical worry level in Model 2. It was determined that the liking of children and attitudes toward clinical practice significantly affected the comfort and worry levels of nursing students in the pediatric clinic

    Knowledge, Practices and Use of Contact Lenses Among University Students in Turkey

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    AimThis study was conducted to determine the prevalence of contact lens (CL) use among university students, their awareness on CL, and CL usersÔÇÖ practices for the cleaning and care of CLs.MethodsThe data of this cross-sectional study were collected between April 2019 and July 2019. The sample consisted of university students who volunteered to participate in the study. The data obtained from the study were evaluated by Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) 22.0 package program in computer environment. Results929 students participated in the study and the average age of them was 21.99┬▒1.85 years (Min. 18 ÔÇô Max. 24), and it was determined that 36.6% (n=340) of the participants were male, 10.2% (n=95) of the total were using CL, 91.6% (n=87) of them used CL due to visual impairment. When studentsÔÇÖ levels of knowledge about the hygiene and care in CL use were examined 85.4% (n=82) washed their hands before wearing/removing CL, 85.3% (n=81) cleaned the lens container and filled it with new solution when the solution in the container was reduced, 18.5% (n=17) continued wearing CL while sleeping, 6.5% (n=6) washed CL with tap water, and 28.3% (n=26) of them stated that they swam in the sea with CL. It was determined that the prevalence of CL use was higher (p= .045) among smoking students.ConclusionHealth professionals are important in the trainings to be given to increase the studentsÔÇÖ knowledge of hygiene and care regarding the use of CL. More studies are needed on the effect of smoking status on CL use

    Infiltration and extravasation in pediatric patients: A prevalence study in a children's hospital

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    WOS: 000433009400006PubMed ID: 29772983Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of infiltration and extravasation among children staying in a children's hospital and the interventions carried out when infiltration or extravasation occurred. Methods: A prospective and descriptive research design was used in the study, conducted between September 2015 and February 2016, and determined the prevalence of infiltration and extravasation and their characteristics. The study sample consisted of 297 peripheral catheters in 173 pediatric patients. Results: Of 297 peripheral catheters, 50.8% were located on the right and 30.6% were inserted in the dorsal metacarpal vein. Infiltration and extravasation occurred in 2.9% and 2.3% of the patients, respectively. The prevalence of infiltration and extravasation was 5.5 and 4.4 per 1000 patient-days, respectively. The applied interventions after infiltration or extravasation included covering with a gauze dressing or alcohol-soaked cotton, cold application, irrigation with physiological saline, and elevation. Conclusion: The infiltration and extravasation prevalence were found to be high, but the interventions to address them were inadequate. Training and implementation strategies should be planned for pediatric nurses to prevent infiltration and extravasation

    Infiltration and extravasation in pediatric patients: A prevalence study in a childrenÔÇÖs hospital

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    WOS: 000433009400006PubMed ID: 29772983Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of infiltration and extravasation among children staying in a children's hospital and the interventions carried out when infiltration or extravasation occurred. Methods: A prospective and descriptive research design was used in the study, conducted between September 2015 and February 2016, and determined the prevalence of infiltration and extravasation and their characteristics. The study sample consisted of 297 peripheral catheters in 173 pediatric patients. Results: Of 297 peripheral catheters, 50.8% were located on the right and 30.6% were inserted in the dorsal metacarpal vein. Infiltration and extravasation occurred in 2.9% and 2.3% of the patients, respectively. The prevalence of infiltration and extravasation was 5.5 and 4.4 per 1000 patient-days, respectively. The applied interventions after infiltration or extravasation included covering with a gauze dressing or alcohol-soaked cotton, cold application, irrigation with physiological saline, and elevation. Conclusion: The infiltration and extravasation prevalence were found to be high, but the interventions to address them were inadequate. Training and implementation strategies should be planned for pediatric nurses to prevent infiltration and extravasation
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