The Effects of IV Preparation on Children's Pain Perception and Coping Outcomes
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The purpose of this study was to examine the protocol for intravenous (IV) preparations in the pediatric population. Specifically, the study collected survey data on IV preparations performed in healthcare settings by certified child life specialists (CCLSs). Participants were asked to complete a survey about IV preparations they performed. The surveys were completed by the CCLS after IV preparations occurred. The survey sought to garner more information on the practice of IV preparation and how these preparations affected children’s perception of pain and coping outcomes. The survey was conducted using the Qualtrics system (Qualtrics, 2018). The participants completed the survey regarding patients they conducted an IV preparation for, as part of their normal responsibilities. Eligible patients did include those with disabilities, so more information could be provided on the outcomes of working with this population and what adaptions to preparations need to occur to accommodate all children. The results of the study indicated that CCLSs use a variety of approaches to IV preparation and the majority of specialists provide preparatory services to children with disabilities. Implications for further research include obtaining the same type of information on other common pediatric procedures as well as obtaining information on CCLSs previous educational experiences with children with disabilities.
CCLSCHILD LIFEIV PREPARATION
Child & Family Studies
Baughan, CynthiaOpiola, Kristie
Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018.
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