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IV Infusions are a rapid mean of infusing drugs. Hospitals are commonplace for their use, but at the same time, they have many serious potential complications.
Aims & objectives: This study aims to know the prevalence of irrational use of intravenous infusions and awareness among patients visiting SKBZ/CMH regarding hazards of such use. Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional study in which 270 subjects were studied. Oral intake of fluids, theseverity of dehydration, vomiting, and diarrhea was used as confirmatory criteria for using IV Infusions. The data was collected, analyzed and tabulated at last categorize as the irrational versus arational use of IV Infusions.
Results: Of 270 subjects, 73.1% were females. 7.8% subjects never used IV Infusions in their life. Of all users, 43.3% were unjustified users and this was a significant aggregate that people may get harmed. The subjects blind of its hazards were 78.9% among rational users and 85.3%among irrational users. In both categories, 92.8% subjects were prescribed by doctors. Among unjustified users, all of them took fluid orally, while n=57, n=32, and n=41 subjects had mild and moderate vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration respectively. Conclusion: There is a significant unjustified used of IV Infusions in the current area. Both educated and non-educated people get prescription of IV infusions irrationally at almost an equal rate; it is because the majority of the subjects in both categories is blind of its hazards, so there is a dire need to create awareness about the proper use of IV infusions in the current area under study.
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