Evid Based Nurs 1:81 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.3.81
  • Treatment

Fewer patients dislodged peripheral intravenous catheters with transparent dressings than with gauze dressings

Transparent polyurethane dressings (TPDs) v gauze dressings*

Outcome TPD Gauze RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations in table defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Catheter dislodgment 5.6% 14.9% 62.7% (12.6 to 84.3) 11 (6 to 67)
Phlebitis 1.9% 3.3% 44.0% (−156 to 87.9) Not significant
Infiltration 17.6% 20.7% 14.9% (−44.4 to 50.1) Not significant

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