"Keep Vein Open" rate - Thesis research

  1. Dear Health care providers,
    I am trying to find research that has been done on the order of KVO. I want to do my thesis and set up a policy for KVO. Please let me know if you know any research that has been done on this topic. Thank you.
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  3. by   stripec30
    You could try a medical school -- vascular medicine would point you in the right direction. Or just do it the old fashioned way and search CINHAL, medline, PubMed or Google Scholar.
  4. by   Trulytam
    Wouldnt platelet counts hydration and anticoagulation all play a factor
  5. by   blueheaven
    Quote from rdrexx
    Dear Health care providers,
    I am trying to find research that has been done on the order of KVO. I want to do my thesis and set up a policy for KVO. Please let me know if you know any research that has been done on this topic. Thank you.

    Sure will!!
  6. by   Peetz
    The hospital where I have my clinicals has a TKO ( to keep open) rate of 51 gtt/min. not sure how they come up with that. Current volume would have to play a roll in that, as well as PTT results, current clotting factors of the client. Sounds like a great reseach topic.
  7. by   Moogie
    Check your school's online databases like CINAHL to see what sort of clinical research has been done. Depending on what you find, you may decide that this is a great topic or that it isn't so great, depending on what kind of research has been done in the past. Also might want to bounce ideas off your thesis advisor to help narrow your topic or expand it as the need may be.

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