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Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard: 01-Proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ that has not been used for a therapeutic purpose since it was inserted

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term1-Proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ that has not been used for a therapeutic purpose since it was inserted
METeOR identifier:Help on this term732533
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 25/05/2021
Description:Help on this term

The proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ that has not been used for a therapeutic purpose since it was inserted.

Rationale:Help on this term

Alternative routes of administration should be considered and excluded before accessing the intravenous route. Alternative options include oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, rectal, intra-osseous and intra-peritoneal routes.

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 25/05/2021

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

All ages

Computation description:Help on this term

The numerator includes patients with a PIVC that has not been used a therapeutic purpose since it was inserted or only used for the collection of pathology samples.  

The numerator excludes patients with PIVCs that were inserted due to risk of clinical deterioration.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100‚Äč

Numerator:Help on this term

The number of patients with a PIVC in situ that has not been used for a therapeutic purpose since it was inserted.

 

Denominator:Help on this term

The number of patients with a PIVC in situ.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[NN]

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 2021. Peripheral Venous Access clinical care standard. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Sydney.

Schults JA, Kleidon T, Chopra C, et al. 2020. International recommendations for a vascular access minimum data set: A Delphi consensus-building study. BMJ Quality & Safety. 

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