To date, there is no published, psychometrically validated, short peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) insertion skills checklist” Schuster et al (2016).
To date, there is no published, psychometrically validated, short peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) insertion skills checklist. Creating a valid, reliable, and generalizable checklist to measure PIVC skill is a key step in assessing baseline competence and skill mastery.
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Based on recognized standards and best practices, the PIVC Insertion Skills Checklist was developed to measure all the steps necessary for a best practice PIVC insertion. This includes the entire process from reading the prescriber’s orders to documentation and, if the first attempt is unsuccessful, a second attempt option. Content validity was established using 3 infusion therapy experts. Evidence in support of response process validity is described. The PIVC Insertion Skills Checklist was used by 8 trained raters to assess the PIVC insertion skills, in a simulated environment, of 63 practicing clinicians working on medical and surgical units in a US teaching hospital. Internal consistency of the PIVC Insertion Skills Checklist was α = 0.84. Individual item intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) between rater and gold standard observations ranged from −0.01 to 1.00 and total score ICC was 0.99 (95% confidence interval, 0.99-0.99). The current study offers validity and reliability evidence to support the use of the PIVC Insertion Skills Checklist to measure PIVC insertion skill of clinicians in a simulated environment.Full Text
Schuster, C., Stahl, B., Murray, C., Keleekai, N.L. and Glover, K. (2016) Development and Testing of a Short Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion Skills Checklist. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 21(4), p.196-204.
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