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Management of PIVCs - Clinical Care Standard

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 9 June 2021
Safe and effective insertion, mintenance and removal of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters has never been easier. The new Management of PIVC Clinical Care Standard by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care provides straightforward, evidence-based guidance for clinicians. It also describes the care that patients should expect to receive if they have a PIVC inserted during a hospital stay. For further information and downloadable resources for clinicians and patients...
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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 t...
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What's best practice to maintain cannula patency?

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 27 October 2020
Have you ever wondered what's best practice for maintaining IV patency? This video reveals the science behind the practice. We've updated our FAQ to help you deliver the best care when your patient needs to keep the vein open (kvo) via slow continuous infusion or intermittent flushing. To find out more about slow continous infusion (kvo), click here. To find out more about intermittent flushing, click here.   ...
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