How to secure peripheral IV catheters in children?

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Effective PVC securement ensures the device performs correctly and helps avoid complications. Currently, there is a lack of robust guidance to direct practice for all groups of children” Hugill (2016).

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“Effective PVC securement ensures the device performs correctly and helps avoid complications. Currently, there is a lack of robust guidance to direct practice for all groups of children. Because of the large number of PVCs used, even small reductions in premature failure rates could make significant improvements to children’s overall experiences and NHS budgets. To advance this ambition, children’s nurses need to work in collaboration with others, including medical-device manufacturers, children and parents, to develop the evidence base. This is a challenge, but asking questions and reflecting on our own practice is a vital first step” Hugill (2016).

Reference:

Hugill, K. (2016) Is there an optimal way of securing peripheral IV catheters in children? British Journal of Nursing. 25(19), p.S20–S21.

10.12968/bjon.2016.25.19.S20

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