2017
DOI: 10.1590/1983-1447.2017.02.58793
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Abstract: ABSTRACTObjective: to determine the incidence of phlebitis during and after the use of peripheral intravenous catheter (PIC), and analyse the association of this complication with risk factors.Methods: cohort study with 165 adult patients admitted to a university hospital in Porto Alegre, totalling 447 accesses, from December 2014 to February 2015. Data were collected on a daily basis and analysed by means of descriptive and analytical statistics. Results:The incidence of phlebitis during PIC was 7.15% and th…

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