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Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard: 05a-Evidence of a locally approved policy that defines the local protocol to support PIVC insertion on first attempt

Identifying and definitional attributes

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Short name:Help on this term5a-Evidence of a locally approved policy that defines the local protocol to support PIVC insertion on first attempt
METeOR identifier:Help on this term733362
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 defines the local protocol to support PIVC insertion on first attempt.

Rationale:Help on this term

Multiple failed insertion attempts increase the risk of device failure, cause patients undue pain and anxiety and can reduce access to veins for future health needs.

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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The policy should specify the:

  • Risk assessment process that should be used to identify patients for whom insertion of a PIVC may be more complex
  • Situations when staff should escalate PIVC insertion to more experienced staff and the process to follow
  • Clinical situations when more than one attempt is appropriate, and
  • Organisation’s process to assess adherence to, and outcomes of 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.’

Representational attributes

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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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