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Standard
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Created
May 2021
This clinical care standard describes the care that should be received by people using peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs), commonly known as cannulas. It aims to promote the appropriate use of PIVCs and to reduce complications by highlighting the importance of maintaining and preserving vessel health.

Main sections:

• Management of peripheral intravenous catheters clinical care standard

• Indicators for local monitoring

• Clinical care standards

• About the management of peripheral intravenous catheters clinical care standard

• How to use this clinical care standard

• Background: management of peripheral intravenous catheters clinical care standard

• Quality statement 1 – Assess intravenous access needs

• Quality statement 2 – Inform and partner with patients

• Quality statement 3 – Ensure competency

• Quality statement 4 – Choose the right insertion site and PIVC

• Quality statement 5 – Maximise first insertion success

• Quality statement 6 – Insert and secure

• Quality statement 7 – Document decisions and care

• Quality statement 8 – Routine use: inspect, access and flush

• Quality statement 9 – Review ongoing need

• Quality statement 10 – Remove safely and replace if needed
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