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Objective: To determine the effect of limb splinting on the functional duration and complications of Intravenous cannulation in infants. Study design: A randomized control trial. Place and duration of study: Trial was carried out in pediatric department of Saidu Teaching Hospital, Swat from September 2018 to December 2018. Material and methods: Consecutive sampling technique was used for participant selection followed by randomization. Infant admitted in the ward with expected admission duration ≥72 hours were included in the study. Results: The mean functional duration of splint group was 36.76 h SD=36.87, and in no-splint group 40.75 h SD=23.28. Independent sample t. test was applied the result shows p=0.361 which is statistically not significant. Chi-squared test was applied for independence in complication of splint group and no-splint group. The p=0.133 which is not significant. Most frequent complication was occlusion 41.94% followed by accidently removal and infiltration 27% both. Phlebitis reported was 3.23% and no case of extravasation was reported. Conclusion: We concluded that use of splint during PIVC does not prolong functional duration so the use of splint in infant may not be suggested further because it consumes time and resources in current setup.

RAHMAT ALI KHAN, DILDAR MUHAMMAD, BAKHT ALAM, Syed Abidullah Jan. (2021) Limb Splinting in Infant during Peripheral Intravenous Cannula Placement: A Randomized Control Trial, Pakistan Pediatric Journal, Volume 45, Issue 3.
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