Determinants of Nursing Students’ Confidence in Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion and Management


  • Ferika Indarwati Department of Pediatric Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicines and Health Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Yanuar Primanda Department of Adult Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicines and Health Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Confidence, Insertion, Nursing, Management, Peripheral intravenous catheter


BACKGROUND: Peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) is one of the medical devices commonly inserted in hospitalized patients, both adults and pediatrics. PIVC has crucial functions for delivering drugs, fluids, blood transfusions, and diagnostic tests for patients. Thus, nursing students must be confident in terms of insertion and management of this device. However, studies assessing nursing students’ confidence and its determinants are still limited.

AIM: This study aims to examine the internship nursing student’s confidence in PIVC insertion and management in adult patients and its contributing factors.

METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to measure internship nursing students’ confidence in PIVC cannulation and management in adult patients as well as its contributing factors. Purposive samples of 100 nursing students in Yogyakarta were recruited, and a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire consisting of 19 questions was used. Kruskal–Wallis test was utilized to investigate the association of the internship nursing student confidence on PIVC insertion and maintenance with the factors. A general linear regression analysis was performed to obtain adjusted estimates of the potential factors with students’ confidence.

RESULTS: Results indicated that the internship nursing student’s confidence score ranged from 57 to 95, with a mean value of 75 (±8.1). Among determinants of the student’s confidence investigated in this study, t-test analysis showed that the students’ confidence was associated with their participation in expert lecture, bedside teaching, and direct observation of procedural skill assessment of PIVC insertion and care (p < 0.05). The general linear analysis showed that only bedside teaching and interaction of bedside teaching and direct observation procedural skill assessment were significant predictors of the internship nursing student’s confidence on PIVC insertion and care (β = 10.99, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.00–20.00 and β = 13.15, 95% CI 1.20–25.15, p < 0.05, respectively).

CONCLUSION: This result indicated that nursing students need direct simulation and assessment of PIVC insertion and care to the patients to improve their confidence in PIVC insertion and management in adult patients.


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Indarwati F, Primanda Y. Determinants of Nursing Students’ Confidence in Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion and Management. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 26 [cited 2021 May 15];9(T4):152-7. Available from: