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Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard: 03- Evidence of a locally approved policy that ensures healthcare professionals are competent in PIVC insertion, monitoring, and removal

Identifying and definitional attributes

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Short name:Help on this term3-Evidence of a locally approved policy that ensures healthcare professionals are competent in PIVC insertion, monitoring, and removal
METeOR identifier:Help on this term732559
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 25/05/2021
Description:Help on this term

Evidence of a locally approved policy that ensures healthcare professionals are competent in PIVC insertion, monitoring, and removal.

Rationale:Help on this term

PIVCs should be inserted, maintained, and removed by appropriately skilled members of the healthcare team to minimise the risk of trauma to the patient.

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

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Evidence of a locally approved policy that defines the:

  • Competency a clinician must demonstrate to insert a PIVC, including for more complex and technology assisted insertions 
  • Competency a clinician must demonstrate to monitor and remove a PIVCs
  • Organisation’s process to assess and monitor the ongoing competency of clinicians, including for more complex insertions, and
  • Organisation’s process to assess adherence to the policy.
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Yes/No

A healthcare setting that has documented evidence of a locally approved policy that is implemented should record ‘Yes.’ Otherwise, the healthcare setting should record ‘No.’

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Data type:Help on this termReal
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Yes/No

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.

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