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"This review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes to reduce sPIVC failure amongst hospitalised patients" Privitera et al (2023).
Short peripheral IV catheter educational programme

Abstract:

The placement of a short peripheral intravenous catheter (sPIVC) is the most common invasive clinical procedure for patients requiring fluid infusion and multiple blood draws. Phlebitis and infiltration represent the most common catheter-related complications. Occlusions, dislocations, and infections are less frequent. Insufficient knowledge and skills may increase the risk of these complications. This review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes to reduce sPIVC failure amongst hospitalised patients. We will search PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Vascular Specialized Register through the Cochrane Register of Studies, and Google Scholar. We defined the search query using the PICO framework (Participants: health professionals; Intervention: training programme; Comparison: No training programme; Outcomes: all-cause catheter failure). We will include experimental studies evaluating an educational programme to reduce early sPIVC failure amongst hospitalised patients. Two reviewers will independently screen studies for inclusion, extract data, and perform the risk of bias assessment using the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Risk of Bias tool for randomised controlled trials. This review will highlight important perspectives for future studies on the effectiveness of educational programmes focused on reducing the rate of sPIVC complications.

Reference:

Privitera D, Bassi E, Airoldi C, Capsoni N, Innocenti G, Santomauro I, Molin AD. Effectiveness of short peripheral intravenous catheter educational programmes to improve clinical outcomes protocol for a systematic review. MethodsX. 2023 Aug 28;11:102352. doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2023.102352. PMID: 37705570; PMCID: PMC10495618.