I-DECIDED device assessment and decision tool

I-DECIDED® is the first comprehensive, evidence-based, valid and reliable invasive device assessment and decision tool.

Derived from evidence-based guidelines, this simple checklist promotes comprehensive device assessment and management, and prompts timely removal of temporary invasive devices.

The tool has been tested for peripheral intravenous catheters in English in 3 Australian hospitals. The tool has since been modified to prompt assessment and decision making for other invasive devices.

I-DECIDED® is a registered trademark of Griffith University. It may be freely downloaded from the AVATAR® website (https://www.avatargroup.org.au/i-decided.html) and used for non-profit clinical and education purposes. Permission to use the tool for commercial purposes must be obtained in writing from Griffith University.

Please note: I-DECIDED® is trademarked, therefore the mnemonic I-DECIDED cannot be changed.

To learn more, watch the video or read the journal article or listen to the podcast.

To access the Invasive Device Assessment form, click here.

To obtain lanyard cards for your hospital, just download the relevant link below and send the pdf to your local print shop. In Australia, I use Frontline Print

The tool has been translated into numerous languages. Click on the links below:

English  Spanish   LATAM Spanish   Portuguese (European)  Portuguese (Brazilian)   Chinese   Japanese   Vietnamese   Romanian   Italian  Dutch  French

For more information, please contact Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel g.ray-barruel@griffith.edu.au



Ray-Barruel G, Chopra V, Fulbrook P, Lovegrove J, Mihala G, Wishart M, et al. The impact of a structured assessment and decision tool (I-DECIDED®) on improving care of peripheral intravenous catheters: A multicentre, interrupted time-series study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2023 Sept 9:104604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2023.104604 

Ray-Barruel G, Alexander M. CE: Evidence-Based Practice for Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Management. AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 2023 Jan 1;123(1):32-7. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000905568.37179.01 

Ray-Barruel G. I-DECIDED(R)-a decision tool for assessment and management of invasive devices in the hospital setting. Br J Nurs. 2022 Apr 21;31(8):S37-S43. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2022.31.8.S37

Ray-Barruel G, Cooke M, Chopra V, Mitchell M, Rickard CM. The I-DECIDED clinical decision-making tool for peripheral intravenous catheter assessment and safe removal: a clinimetric evaluation. BMJ Open. 2020; 10:e035239-e035239. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035239

Ray-Barruel G, Cooke M, Mitchell M, Chopra V, Rickard CM. Implementing the I-DECIDED clinical decision-making tool for peripheral intravenous catheter assessment and safe removal: protocol for an interrupted time-series study. BMJ Open. 2018;8(6):e021290. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021290







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