KISSSS acronym reminds nurses of important peripheral IV catheter skills

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Nurses can use the acronym KISSSS to remember some important peripheral I.V. catheter skills they need” Spencer and Gilliam (2017).

Extract:

“Providing appropriate care for patients with venous access devices is a vital nursing competency. Nurses can use the acronym KISSSS to remember some important peripheral I.V. catheter skills they need: Know to Inspect the Site, Stabilize and Secure it, and Stop (or remove) as needed” Spencer and Gilliam (2017).

Reference:

Spencer, S. and Gilliam, P. (2017) The KISSSS method of peripheral I.V. catheter care. Nursing. 47(6), p.64.

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000516241.97830.41

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