Patient Experience Related to Fear of Receiving an IV Catheterization

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Patient Experience Related To Fear Of Receiving An IV Catheterization Introduction The objective of this study is to identify the patient experience related to fear of receiving an IV catheterization and specifically the use of local anesthesia prior to IV catheterization. Patients fear IV initiation due to the perception of pain that results from the IV being introduced. I. Efficacy of Intradermal Bacteriostatic Normal Saline The work of Burke, et al (2011) reports that a study with the objective of comparing the "efficacy of intradermal bacteriostatic normal saline with that of intradermal buffered lidocaine in providing local anesthesia to adult patients prior to IV catheterization." (p.1) The study concluded that intradermal buffered lidocaine was superior to intradermal bacteriostatic normal saline in providing local anesthesia prior to IV catheterization in this group of predominately white adults and should be the solution of choice for venipuncture pretreatment." (Burke, et al, 2011, p.1) Burke et al reports that surgery is something that most people fear with the fear of the unknown is combined with "apprehension about such anticipated procedures as insertion of an IV line." (2011, p.1) Burke additionally reports that patients admitted for same-day surgery "require IV access. Any venipuncture, including peripheral IV catheterization with a medium-to-large-gauge catheter, can cause some degree of pain. Using local anesthesia prior to IV catheterization has

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