Objective： To probe into the influence of hot compress with traditional Chinese medicine for patients with phlebitis caused by infusion mannitol via trocar. Methods： A total of 60 cases in neurosurgical department needed mannitol infusion were selected and divided into test and control group randomly. Patients in test group were given local hot compress with traditional Chinese medicine during mannitol infusion and patients in control group were not given any intervention. Indexes including incidence and onset time of phlebitis, pain degree, detaining time of trocar of patients with phlebitis in the two groups were observed. Results： The incidence of phlebitis in patients of test group was lower than that in control group remarkably. The onset time of phlebitis in test group patients was apparently delayed and they had less pain than those in control group. And detaining time of trocar in patients of test group was prolonged obviously. Conclusion： Hot compress with traditional Chinese medicine for patients undergoing intravenously infusion of mannitol via trocar may lower incidence of phlebitis, delay the onset time of phlebitis, lighten pain, and prolong the time of detaining trocar.
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