Advisor(s)

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: Nurses do not scan intravenous (IV) fluids consistently according to hospital protocol. Nurses are scanning IV fluids at less than 82% compliance. Incorrect and inconsistent scanning leads to a revenue deficit.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine if the nurse perception of IV fluid bags scanned increases following the implementation of education and the use of visual cues.

Methods: Nurses’ perception was measured using a researcher-developed survey. Perceptions were measured pre and post-educational intervention and after four weeks of use of visual cues. The sample includes registered nurses working on a cardiac unit.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that the nurse’s perception of IV fluid bags scanned will increase leading to a higher overall amount of bags scanned.

Conclusion: Nurses should be reeducated on the policy with IV fluids and scanning according to hospital protocol to achieve higher rates of compliance.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Intravenous Fluid Scanning Compliance and Knowledge

Problem: Nurses do not scan intravenous (IV) fluids consistently according to hospital protocol. Nurses are scanning IV fluids at less than 82% compliance. Incorrect and inconsistent scanning leads to a revenue deficit.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine if the nurse perception of IV fluid bags scanned increases following the implementation of education and the use of visual cues.

Methods: Nurses’ perception was measured using a researcher-developed survey. Perceptions were measured pre and post-educational intervention and after four weeks of use of visual cues. The sample includes registered nurses working on a cardiac unit.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that the nurse’s perception of IV fluid bags scanned will increase leading to a higher overall amount of bags scanned.

Conclusion: Nurses should be reeducated on the policy with IV fluids and scanning according to hospital protocol to achieve higher rates of compliance.