Additional securement products associated with less PICC failure

Almost 70% of hospitalized patients require a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV), yet up to 69% of PIVs fail prior to completion of therapy, due to reasons such as partial dislodgement or accidental removal. The following study, carried out by the AVATAR (Group in Queensland, found that amongst a wide list of variables, additional securements of […]

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Innovations in dressing and securement of PIVCs are urgently required to achieve ‘holy grail’ of SUCCESS

Insertion of peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) is particularly difficult in children, and the failure rate is high. Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Queensland, in collaboration with the AVATAR Group, has released a comprehensive study. The study describes factors that play a role in PIVC success and failure. It is also complete with recommendations for further […]

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Accidental PICC dislodgement is a common occurrence that has a significant impact on patient safety

PICC dislodgement has clinical and economic consequences that can include time-consuming restarts, further invasive procedures, and delays in treatment.  A survey showed that >95% of over 1,500 clinicians across the United States considered IV dislodgement a patient safety risk. Nancy Moreau, PhD, RN, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC, of PICC Excellence conducted this survey. This survey subsequently […]

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