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Peripheral venous insufficiency in nursing personnel

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Jefferson Alexander Ante Toaquiza ,
Jefferson Alexander Ante Toaquiza

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería, Ambato, Ecuador

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Marianela Mejías ,
Marianela Mejías

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería, Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: Peripheral venous insufficiency (PVI) occurs as a consequence of morphological and functional abnormalities presented by the veins of the lower limbs. Objective: To determine the causes for the development of peripheral venous insufficiency in nursing personnel.
Methods: The research was quantitative, descriptive and cross-sectional, and was carried out in a public university in Ecuador. The sample consisted of 45 nursing professionals working in the health care and teaching areas. The selection was made by simple random sampling. Three instruments were applied: a general characteristics interview guide, a questionnaire to identify prolonged standing and a questionnaire to identify varicose veins. The data were processed with descriptive and percentage statistics.
Results: 51% were aged between 46 and 55 years, 42.2% cared for up to 10 patients, 82% remained standing for the longest time, 86.7% (chose work as the place with the longest standing time and 93% presented the symptom of pain.
Conclusion: standing as the main cause and pain as the most frequent symptom.

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Ante Toaquiza JA, Mejías M. Peripheral venous insufficiency in nursing personnel. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 12];3:494. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/494

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