KISSSS acronym reminds nurses of important peripheral IV catheter skills

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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