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Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard: 02-Proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ that can identify the reason for the device

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term2-Proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ that can identify the reason for the device
METeOR identifier:Help on this term732553
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 can identify the reason for the device.

Rationale:Help on this term

A patient requiring intravenous access should receive information and education about their need for the device and the procedure. This is so patients can consider the risks and benefits, and make an informed decision about whether it is right for them. Engaging patients in the management of their device can help reduce the risk of device‑related complications.

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 who can identify the reason why their PIVC was inserted, for example, 'the nurse explained to me that I need antibiotics' or 'fluids as part of my treatment'.

Where appropriate (e.g. child, language barrier), a substitute decision maker (carer) can be consulted.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100​

Numerator:Help on this term

The number of patients with a PIVC in situ who can identify the reason for their PIVC.

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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