Risk factors and characteristics of short peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) failure: Improving Patient Outcomes

Recorded On: 03/24/2021

Short peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are a ubiquitous and necessary invasive clinical device. Although patient need for short PIVCs is high, one in three catheters will fail before the completion of treatment. To improve insertion and post insertion care, and reduce complications, there is an urgent need for substantial and interdisciplinary interventions.

This presentation will provide an overview of recent short PIVC research, including a large systematic review of non-infectious complications for 76,997 short PIVCs; and a multivariate analysis of 12 studies (11,830 PIVCs) identifying patient, catheter and provider risk factors associated with failure. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

1. Describe non-infectious complications of short PIVCs (occlusions, dislodgement, leakage, and/or mechanical phlebitis).

2. Understand the global impact of short PIVC complications and failure.

3. Explain how understanding patient, catheter and provider risk factors can optimize short PIVC survival.  

Dr Nicole Marsh, RN, MAdvPrac (healthcare research), PhD

Clinical Trial Director for the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research

Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR)

Dr Nicole Marsh’s research is focused on improving patient outcomes and decreasing complications associated with vascular access across the acute clinical care and community settings. She is the Nursing and Midwifery Director of Research at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Clinical Trial Director for the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR; https://www.avatargroup.org.au/). In addition, she has been a Clinical Trial Coordinator for more than 30 single and multi-center vascular access clinical trials. Dr. Marsh has over 25 years of experience in acute care nursing.

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: March 24, 2024

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The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.

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