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Revista chilena de pediatría

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GONZALEZ C, Macarena et al. Evaluation of procedures associated with parenteral feeding in 2 public paediatric hospital in Santiago. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2004, vol.75, n.2, pp.173-176. ISSN 0370-4106.

Introduction: There are no technical recommendations available for some procedures in the handling and giving of parenteral nutrition (PN) in Chile. Objective: to describe the steps related to the PN delivery to children. Subjects and methods: a blinded study of 78 observations of PN transport, storage, administration and supervision in newborns and older children in 2 Santiago hospitals, by 4 student nurses. Results: Hand washing was adequate in 10-21% in hospital A and 37-50% in hospital B, sterile gloves were not used 100% in hospital A, and 50% in B. The exclusive usage of venous access for PN was between 5 and 90%. No systematic supervision was noted. Conclusions: there are mistakes associated with the administration of PN in the hospitals studied. Norms and supervision are required

Palabras clave : parenteral feeding; norms; administration.

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