Author(s): Tulika Srivastava, Mr. Nageshwar V., Mr. Sandeep K. Raju.
Background of the study: Peripheral infusion is a stressful procedure for children. It is estimated that over 80% of all children entering hospital to receive IV therapy, some of the minor problems w ere pain, trauma, swelling, joint immobility, but these can lead to life threatening conditions like thrombosis, embolism, variety of infections and so on. Aim: The main objective of the study was to find the incidence of complications related to infusion therapy among the children admitted at paediatric ward in selected hospitals at Moradabad. Material and Methods: The descriptive research design was used. The study was conducted at various hospitals of Moradabad, U.P. 100 children’s (1-18 years) selected as a sample for the study. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used for the selection of samples. The tool designed to collect the data were sociodemographic Performa and observational checklist regarding incidence of complications related to infusion therapy. Results: Data gathered were analyzed by using descriptive statistics in terms of frequency, percentage. The results revealed that out of 100 children were had 82% infection, 41% infiltration, 33% air embolism, 25% hematoma, 7% phlebitis, 4% thrombophlebitis and 1% cellulitis. Conclusion: This study concluded that majority of incidence of complication related to infusion therapy was infection i.e 82%. Keywords: Incidence, complications related to infusion therapy, children and paediatric ward.