A Study to Assess the Intensity of Pain Experienced by Respondents Following Vein Flow Insertion in a Selected Hospital of New Delhi

Basant Mann


In hospital practice, intravascular cannula is used for various purposes like administration of drugs, fluids
and to draw out blood. Pain inflicted by the insertion of cannula into the skin is a significant concern.
Efforts should be made to assess and manage acute pain related to cannula insertion as, by doing so,
nurses can reduce pain, increase patient comfort, satisfaction and improve patient’s outcome. Venous
cannulation is painful but is often performed without any analgesia. Cannulation pain has been ranked
fifth out of 33 low-morbidity adverse clinical outcomes listed by expert anesthetists, when both clinical
importance and frequency were considered. A study was conducted to assess the intensity of pain
experienced by respondents following vein flow insertion. Descriptive survey approach was adopted to
gather data. Purposive sampling technique was used and the sample comprised 30 patients admitted in
surgical ward and undergoing vein flow insertion were chosen as sample subjects. A structured interview
schedule and visual analog scale was used to collect the data. The major findings of the study revealed
that the respondents undergoing vein flow insertion had moderate to severe degree of pain following
insertion. The patients undergoing vein flow insertion have moderate to severe degree of pain following
insertion and thus appropriate nursing measures should be taken to reduce the pain.


Pain, Vein flow insertion

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