Nursing Practices In Intravenous Therapy In Newborns: An Integrative Review

  • Cíntia Lira Borges Universidade Estadual do Ceará
  • Saul Filipe Pedrosa Leite
  • Renata Kelly Lopes de Alcântara
  • Maria Lígia Silva Nunes Cavalcante
  • Vanelly de Almeida Rocha
  • Mardênia Gomes Ferreira Vasconcelos
  • Edna Maria Camelo Chaves


Objective: to identify the evidence on nursing practices in intravenous therapy in newborns.

Method: integrative review in the PubMed, Scopus and SciELO databases. A total of 150 articles were selected, and after thorough reading, eight studies remained.

Results: Most of the studies were descriptive and cross-sectional (50%), using peripheral venous catheter (62.5%). The years varied between 2006 and 2014. Brazilian studies corresponded to 37.5%.

Conclusion: The main nursing practices were: use of saline solution for catheter clearing; use of larger caliber catheters; use of splints to support the limbs; adequate positioning of the upper limb during radiography for correct confirmation of the positioning of the tip of the peripherally inserted central catheter; management of pain with pharmacological and non-pharmacological actions. Descriptors: Nursing care; Newborn; Peripheral catheterization; Vascular access devices; Evidence-Based Clinical Practice.

Author Biographies

Saul Filipe Pedrosa Leite


City Hall of Fortaleza. Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.

Renata Kelly Lopes de Alcântara

Nursing student.

Faculty Mauricio de Nassau. Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.

Maria Lígia Silva Nunes Cavalcante


State University of Ceará. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

Vanelly de Almeida Rocha


State University of Ceará. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

Mardênia Gomes Ferreira Vasconcelos,


State University of Ceará. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

Edna Maria Camelo Chaves


State University of Ceará. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.


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How to Cite
BORGES, Cíntia Lira et al. Nursing Practices In Intravenous Therapy In Newborns: An Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, july 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2020. doi: