Kirti Harjai, Rakhi Chand, Archana Maletha
Intravenous therapy is the giving therapy of liquid substance directly to a vein. The word intravenous simply means ''with in the vein''. Puncture of any portion of the vein wall by mechanical friction from the catheter/needle cannula may cause the infiltration. Improper cannula size or excessive delivery rate of the fluid is also contributes in infiltration. In this study, random sampling technique was used for 30 sample out of which 15-15 sample belong to group a and group B and were allotted using lottery method sampling. Data was collected with the help criteria for assessing the pitting edema and clinical criteria for grading. The effectiveness of cold and hot application in which mean for posttest of group A 1.067 and posttest of group B is 0.6 and ‘t value’ for group A is 3.75 and for group B is 4.40 and group is shows were effectiveness there group A hot application is more effective than cold application.
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