Peripheral intravenous (IV) therapy performance improvement plan

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#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Woody, G. and Davis, B.A. (2013) Increasing Nurse Competence in Peripheral Intravenous Therapy. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 36(6), p.413–419.

Abstract:

Infiltration and phlebitis are common complications associated with peripherally inserted vascular (PIV) therapy. This performance improvement plan included a pretest, a competency-based training module, and a posttest to determine whether nursing knowledge of infiltration and phlebitis improved. The postintervention data revealed a 50% reduction in infiltration and phlebitis. Annual education requirements combined with competency skills for assessing PIV catheter sites will provide nursing staff with the knowledge and tools to change current practice.

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