Review of peripheral intravenous catheter securement

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“This article explores some of the complications associated with inappropriately secured IV cannulas, along with a discussion on common securement devices” Higgingson (2015).

Reference:

Higgingson, R. (2015) IV cannula securement: protecting the patient from infection. British Journal of Nursing. 24(Suppl 8), p.S23-8.

Abstract:

The use of venous cannulas to administer intravenous therapy is a common clinical intervention within the hospital setting. Once in situ, IV cannulas must be securely fixed in order to prevent their movement or displacement; as unsecured cannulas pose significant health risks, such as mechanical phlebitis and an increased risk of infection. This article explores some of the complications associated with inappropriately secured IV cannulas, along with a discussion on common securement devices.

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