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New! Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard

Posted on 5 May 2021

Why we need to re-think our use of PIVCs - hear from the experts

The insertion of a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) or 'cannula' is one of the most common procedures performed in hospital, yet it is associated with a range of problems and can cause significant harm if not managed properly.

REGISTER NOW for the live online launch to mark the release of Australia's Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard, which will change our approach to using PIVCs.

During the one-hour webcast, you will hear from experts in anaesthetic medicine, vascular access and infection control on better use of PIVCs.

Topics will include:

  • reducing unnecessary cannulations
  • maximising first-time insertion success
  • preventing infection
  • preserving vessel health
  • keeping patients informed and at the centre of care.

The panellists will share practical advice for implementing the new standard to promote best-practice care and the skilful use of PIVCs.

When:       Wednesday 26 May, 12:30pm 1:30pm AEST
Format:     Live-streamed online event panel discussion and Q&A


Associate Professor Amanda Walker, Clinical Director, the Commission (Host)
Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health
Dr Jennifer Stevens, Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Specialist, St Vincent's Hospitals
Dr Evan Alexandrou, Senior Lecturer Western Sydney University, Clinical Nurse Consultant Liverpool Hospital, Adjunct Associate Professor Griffith University
Professor Peter Collignon AM, Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist, Canberra Hospital, Australian National University

Please share this invitation with anyone in your network who works in a clinical setting and has an interest in improving PIVC management to achieve better patient outcomes.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is releasing this national clinical care standard following consultation with health professionals working across a range of clinical settings.

For more information, contact the Clinical Care Standards team at ccs@safetyandquality.gov.au or visit the website.

Don't miss out! REGISTER NOW

Tags:peripheral intravenous cathetercannulainfection preventionIV managementpatient safetyIV insertionvessel health


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