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, 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

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, C. Reduction in 'Just in Case' cannula rates with a structured assessment and decision tool: An interrupted time-series study. Infection, Disease & Health. 2018;23:S10.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2018.09.038

Ray-Barruel G. I-DECIDED - A new approach to assessing and managing invasive devices. Vascular Access: Journal of the Canadian Vascular Access Association. 2021 Fall/Winter 2021.

Ray-Barruel G. I-DECIDED(®)-a decision tool for assessment and management of invasive devices in the hospital setting. Br J Nurs 2022;31(8):S37-s43. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2022.31.8.S37



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