Infections from Peripherally Inserted IV Lines

Infections from Peripherally Inserted IV Lines

Infections from Peripherally Inserted IV Lines

Infections from Peripherally Inserted IV Lines

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Intravenous catheter therapy has been an important part of patient care since the first plastic IV catheters were introduced, which was more than 70 years ago. Conventional peripheral intravenous lines deliver short-term IV therapy, typically via veins in the patient’s hand or arm. These IV lines make it possible to administer lifesaving fluids, medications, and blood products directly into the patient’s bloodstream. IV therapy plays a vital role in patient care. It is the most common invasive hospital procedure performed throughout the world. About 90% of all hospitalized patients receive some form of intravenous therapy. Because the likelihood of infiltration and phlebitis increases the longer the catheter remains in place, intravenous lines need to be replaced frequently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that catheters be replaced at least every 72 to 96 hours. The course, Infections from Peripherally Inserted IV Lines will review current trends and best practices related to preventing and managing infections from peripherally inserted IV lines.

COURSE INFORMATION

MedTrainer1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-10-01Updated 2019-10-01

Course Objectives

  • The participant will be able to explain the different peripherally inserted IVs.
  • Understand the prevalence of peripheral IV infections and their consequences.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms related to peripheral IV infections.
  • Describe evidence-based infection prevention techniques.
  • Understand the population health impact of infections from peripherally inserted IVs.

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