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Current Approach To Pediatric Vascular Access Applications: Vessel Visualization Technique
Yağmur Şancı1,Serap Balcı2
1Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye
2İstanbul Üniversitesi, Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
Peripheral intravenous catheterization is technically more difficult in pediatric patients than adult patients due to some/many reasons such as small vessel diameters during childhood and insufficiency of vascular structures. For this reason, atraumatic care should be applied to childhood vascular access practices to prevent or minimize pain during intravenous administration. One of the basic principles of atraumatic care is to reduce or prevent bodily injury and pain; it is recommended to use technologies that will shorten the duration of the procedure and reduce pain in vascular access applications. One of these technologies is the vascular imaging technique. It is observed that this technology reduced the health personnel workload, reduced the pain exposure due to a successful vascular access, reduced the stress of the child and the family and enabled the intervention based on the atraumatic care principles. Keywords : Vascular access, pediatrics, vascular imaging, pain, atraumatic care