In neonatal intensive care units, health events
occur in which the physiological state of the newborn is
deteriorated or complicated, therefore, it is feasible to
indicate the importance of channeling a percutaneous
route for the administration of food and parenteral
medications, which will contribute to minimize the risk
of complications associated with neonatal care. The
objective of this study was to determine the level of
knowledge of the nursing staff of the neonatology area in
the care and management of the percutaneous catheter
of peripheral insertion of the Hospital Teófilo Dávila
Machala. A scientific, descriptive, analytical and
quantitative research was carried out with a population
of 32 nurses. 87.9% were female, the prevalent age range
was 26 - 30 years, 78.8% had a bachelor's degree, 90.9%
were nurses, 42.4% had 2-5 years of work experience.
According to the level of knowledge of the nursing staff
in percutaneous catheter care before the educational
intervention was low with 60.6%, increasing the
knowledge after the intervention with 54.5% with a high
level. In conclusion, it is necessary for the nursing staff to
update their knowledge regularly in order to provide
quality and warmth care to the users.
Keywords : Percutaneous Catheter, Percutaneous Catheter, Nursing Care, Knowledge, Neonatology.