2020, Cilt 7, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 113-121
Determination of Knowledge and Skill Levels of Nursing Students on Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Placement
Handan EREN1,Ayşe TOPUZ2, Ayşe Sonay TÜRKMEN3
1Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Yalova Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Esasları Anabilim Dalı, Yalova, Türkiye
2Öğr.Gör. Bilim Uzmanı Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey Üniversitesi, Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Diyaliz Programı, Karaman, Türkiye
3Doç. Dr. KaramanoğluMehmetbey Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Karaman, Türkiye
Keywords: Knowledge, nursing students, peripheral intravenous catheter, skill

Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and skill levels of nursing students for peripheral intravenous catheter placement.

Material and Methods: The study was conducted as descriptive. A total of 80 students, 20 students from each class, were assigned to the study. The data were collected in a laboratory between May and July 2019 using sociodemographic data form, knowledge form and skill checklist prepared by the researchers. The students demonstrated the skill on the arm model.

Results: The mean knowledge score of the students was 37.48±3.45 and the mean score of skill was 33.09±4.17. It was determined that the mean knowledge score of the first-grade nursing students (39.60±2.87) was the highest while the mean skill score was highest in the fourth-grade nursing students (34.45±3.06). A positive, weak, statistically significant relationship was found between the mean knowledge and the mean skill scores (r=0.240, p<0.05).

Conclusion: It was found that the students' knowledge and skill scores for peripheral intravenous catheter placement were above average. In order to increase the skill level for the procedure, it was recommended that the knowledge level of the students should be increased, the number of students performing the procedure in the presence of an educator or clinical nurse should be increased in clinical and laboratory practices and the laboratory practices for the skill should be repeated in the following classes.