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Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard: 04b-Proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ over an area of flexion

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term4b-Proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ over an area of flexion
METeOR identifier:Help on this term733360
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 over an area of flexion.

Rationale:Help on this term

An appropriate PIVC should be selected and inserted in a suitable site to minimise the risk of failure and other device-related complications, taking into account the patient's clinical condition and preferences for the location of the PIVC.

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

Both the numerator and the denominator include patients with a PIVC in situ with a dwell time ≧ 24 hours.

For the 'numerator', the entry point, or cannula body should not lie over an area of flexion. Area of flexion defined as cubital fossa, wrist, or ankle.

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 inserted over an area of flexion.

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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