PIV failure - how effective is your clinical practice?
Based on an observational study of peripheral intravenous catheter outcomes in adult hospitalised patients a multivariable analysis of peripheral intravenous catheter failure, Journal of Hospital Medicine (published online October 2017).
Marsh, N., Webster, J., Larsen, E., Cooke, M., Mihala, G. & Rickard C.M.
Nurses can expect to care for patients with a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV) on a daily basis.
Of significant concern however is that up to 69% of PIV may fail before therapy is complete, exposing patients to unacceptable risks.