I-DECIDED device assessment and decision tool

I-DECIDED® is the first comprehensive, evidence-based, valid and reliable invasive device assessment and decision tool.1,2 

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.3

You are authorised to download the pdf and promote I-DECIDED® in your institution.

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.
To access the Invasive Device Assessment form, click here.

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  French   Italian  Dutch  

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



1. 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

2. Ray-Barruel G, Cooke M, Chopra V, Mitchell M, Rickard CM. Measurement properties of a peripheral intravenous catheter assessment and decision tool. BMJ Open. 2020; 10:e035239-e035239. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035239

3. 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


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