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Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard: 08a-Proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ who have their PIVC insertion site inspected for complications at least every 8 hours

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term8a-Proportion of patients with a PIVC in situ who have their PIVC insertion site inspected for complications at least every 8 hours
METeOR identifier:Help on this term735083
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 who have their PIVC insertion site inspected for complications at least every 8 hours.

Rationale:Help on this term

PIVCs should be regularly reviewed to reduce the risk of PIVC device failure and preserve vessel health.

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 and denominator include patients with a PIVC with a dwell time ≧ 8 hours. Time of inspection must be documented in the medical record.

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 have their PIVC insertion site inspected for complications at least every eight hours.

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.

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