A Closer Look at Peripheral IVs
In this presentation, the importance of appropriate PIV site selection, techniques to reduce complications, and the importance of monitoring the PIV site will be addressed.
Intravenous therapy via a peripheral IV (PIV) catheter is one of the common IV procedures performed by nurses in hospitals and other healthcare settings, including long-term care, outpatient, and home care. PIVs are used for medication administration and/or infusion of IV solutions. Because PIV placement is such a common and simple nursing procedure, nurses may underestimate the risks and the consequences of complications such as phlebitis, infiltration/extravasation, infection, and nerve damage. In this presentation, the importance of appropriate PIV site selection, techniques to reduce complications, and the importance of monitoring the PIV site will be addressed.
1. Identify common complications of peripheral IV catheters.
2. Describe best practices to reduce the risk for peripheral IV catheter complications
Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN
This course is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #13571 for 1.0 contact hour.
Effective date: April 2017
Expiration date: April 2018
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