Clinical Practice Guidelines

WHO guidelines for the prevention of bloodstream infections and other infections associated with the use of intravascular catheters (2024)

Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, 9th Edition (2024)

The INS guidelines are free for INS members. Non-members can purchase the guidelines from the INS website.

ECO-SEOM-SEEO safety recommendations guideline for cancer patients receiving intravenous therapy (2024)

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) vascular access guidelines (2024)

European recommendations on the proper indication and use of peripheral venous access devices (the ERPIUP consensus): A WoCoVA project (2023)

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) best practice guideline on the assessment and management of vascular access devices (2023)

ESPEN practical guideline: Home parenteral nutrition (2023)

Guidelines of the Italian Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology for the management of the central venous access devices in pediatric patients with onco-hematological disease (2022)

Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute-care hospitals (2022)

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patients: Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections (2022)

A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute-Care Hospitals (2022)

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard (2021)

European Society of Anaesthesiology guidelines on peri-operative use of ultrasound-guided for vascular access (PERSEUS vascular access) (2020)

Guidelines for the management of extravasation (2020)

ESPEN practical guideline: Home parenteral nutrition (2020)

Central venous catheter-related infections in hematology and oncology (2020)

Expert consensus-based clinical practice quidelines management of intravascular catheters in the intensive care unit (2020)

The Michigan Appropriatenses Guide for Intravenous Catheters in Pediatrics: miniMAGIC (2020)

Practice Guidelines for Central Venous Access 2020: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Central Venous Access (2020)

GAVeCeLT (Gli Accessi Venosi Centrali a Lungo Termine): Considerations on the use of vascular access devices in patients with COVID-19 (2020)

Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access (2019)

KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access (2019)

Patient Safety Movement: Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) (2019)

NHMRC: Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019)

 Intra-vascular device management | Queensland Health (2019)

SHEA Expert Advice: Infection prevention in the operating room anesthesia work area (2018)

Diagnosis and treatment of catheter-related blood stream infection: Clinical guidelines of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology and (SEIMC) and the Spanish Society of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC) (2018)

CDC, NHSN. Surveillance Definitions for Specific Types of Infections. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Patient Safety Component Manual (2018)

A state of the art review on optimal practices to prevent, recognize, and manage complications associated with intravascular devices in the critically ill (2018)

Expert consensus document on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of short-term peripheral venous catheter-related infections in adults. (2016)

Royal College of Nursing. Standards for infusion therapy. London, UK: Royal College of Nursing, (2016)

Expert consensus document on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of short-term peripheral venous catheter-related infections in adults (2016)

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland: Safe vascular access (2016)

The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC): Results From a Multispecialty Panel Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method (2015)


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