Nursing Research and Practice / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Postinfusion Phlebitis: Incidence and Risk Factors

Table 1

Frequency of reported signs and symptoms of phlebitis at ≥48 hours after catheter removal ( = 5907 catheters).

CriteriaNumber (%)Occurrence

Pain/tenderness > 1 cm55 (0.93)1 in 107
Swelling40 (0.68)1 in 148
Erythema > 1 cm27 (0.46)1 in 219
Palpable cord18 (0.30)1 in 328
Purulent2 (0.03)1 in 2954

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