Escola Anna Nery
Print version ISSN 1414-8145
SOARES, Cristiane Regina; ALMEIDA, Ana Maria de and GOZZO, Thais de Oliveira. Venous network assessment by nursing in women with gynecological cancer during chemotherapy treatment . Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp. 240-246. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452012000200005.
This descriptive and exploratory study aimed to evaluate the venous network of women with cervical uterine cancer, at the beginning and at the end of the chemotherapy treatment; to analyze the occurrence of phlebitis caused by the drugs used in protocols of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy and to relate the types of vein with the most used devices, length of stay and complications. An instrument was used to evaluate the venous network for upper limbs. Participants were twenty women who received care at a teaching hospital in the interior of the state of Sao Paulo. The evaluation of the venous network presented little changes and hematoma was the most frequent complication (60%). The results point out aspects of the nursing practice, related to the administration of chemotherapeutic agents, and highlight the need to develop and implement care protocols.
Keywords : Cervix Neoplasm; Nursing; Chemotherapy; Extravasations of Therapeutic Materials and Diagnostic.