I-DECIDED device assessment and decision tool
Up to 70% of acute care hospital patients need a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) for fluids or medicines during admission. However, up to 69% of PIVCs have painful complications or stop working before treatment is finished, requiring the insertion of a new device. There are numerous reasons for PIVC failure, some of which may be preventable with appropriate intervention. Improved assessment could help prevention and early detection of complications, but no comprehensive and validated IV assessment tool exists.
I-DECIDED® is the first comprehensive, evidence-based, valid and reliable vascular access device assessment and decision tool. This simple checklist promotes comprehensive IV assessment and management, and prompts timely removal of IV devices. The tool has been tested in English in 3 Australian hospitals.
I-DECIDED® is a summary of evidence-based guidelines for intravascular device care, we encourage its widespread use. You are authorised to I-DECIDED® in your institution.
Please note: I-DECIDED® is trademarked, therefore the mnemonic I-DECIDED cannot be changed.
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