Mechanisms underlying peripheral iv catheter failure

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“Peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter insertion, the most common invasive hospital procedure performed worldwide, is associated with a variety of complications and an unacceptably high overall failure rate of 35% to 50% in even the best of hands” Helm et al (2015).

Reference:

Helm, R.E., Klausner, J.D., Klemperer, J.D., Flint, L.M. and Huang, E. (2015) Accepted but Unacceptable: Peripheral IV Catheter Failure. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 38(3), p.189–203.

Abstract:

Peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter insertion, the most common invasive hospital procedure performed worldwide, is associated with a variety of complications and an unacceptably high overall failure rate of 35% to 50% in even the best of hands. Catheter failure is costly to patients, caregivers, and the health care system. Although advances have been made, analysis of the mechanisms underlying the persistent high rate of peripheral IV failure reveals opportunities for improvement.

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