Short peripheral IV catheter performance and clinical indication removal

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A bundled approach was taken, focusing on insertion as well as care and maintenance needs. Consistent outcomes included at least 20% of catheters remaining functional more than 7 days and 35% more than 5 days.” DeVries and Strimbu (2019).

Abstract:

Two years following the adoption of clinical indication policies for short peripheral catheters (SPCs), a large community hospital undertook 2 extensive point prevalence reviews at 1-year intervals to study the overall outcomes associated with the SPCs. The findings were used to enhance documentation as well as staff awareness. A bundled approach was taken, focusing on insertion as well as care and maintenance needs. Consistent outcomes included at least 20% of catheters remaining functional more than 7 days and 35% more than 5 days.

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Reference:

DeVries, M. and Strimbu, K. (2019) Short Peripheral Catheter Performance Following Adoption of Clinical Indication Removal. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 42(2), p.81–90.

doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000318

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