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PERIPHERAL INTRAVENOUS ACCESS

Peripheral IV Inductions- DOCUMENTATION


Peripheral IV Catheters are appropriate
venous access devices for short term Date and time of insertion including
therapies ,generally less than 7 days type of Venous Access Device (VAD),
Hydration, diuretics, steroids, gamma gauge etc
globulin and some antibiotics are frequently
prescribed for peripheral infusion  Length of line on insertion and
Parenteral Nutrition, chemotherapy or removal, anatomical site
medications and solutions with a pH <5 or
>9 are not recommended  Skin preparation solution used, name of
Peripheral access is also useful in patients operator, site observations if any
for short term who cannot absorb
medications or take orally due to illness  Device removal/replacement details
The CDC Guidelines state that another
VAD may be more appropriate for use if the
therapy will last longer than 6 days

General recommendations -
 Choose an appropriate Venous Access
Device (VAD)
Only competent staff (or training staff
supervised by competent staff) should
insert VADs to minimise infection and
other complications
 The clinician should explain to the .
patient (if possible) or parent/guardian
the procedure
All sterile fields should be set up

 It is recommended that healthcare


workers perform hand hygiene with an
antiseptic-containing soap solution
or use an alcohol-based waterless
cleanser---

1) Before and after palpating


catheter insertion sites

2)Before and after accessing,


repairing, or dressing an intravascular
catheter; this includes associated
components such as administration sets
and access ports

 The use of gloves does not obviate the


need for hand hygiene