PIV

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M3 — Reliable Intravenous Access by Line Experts (the RELIABLE Pilot Trial) Comparing PIV Insertion by Generalists with Insertion by a Vascular Access Specialist

Tuesday, September 18
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: C160
Presentation CE Credits: 1

Successful PIV insertion and the decrease of catheter-related complications resulting in device failure are important clinical objectives and patient outcomes. Over the last decade pressure on healthcare budgets has caused the dissolution of numerous dedicated PIV therapy teams. Many hospitals have PIV insertions performed by generalist clinicians at the unit level to provide continuity of care from clinical staff familiar with the patient’s diagnosis and medical history. Other models advocate the benefit of vascular access specialists, either as part of a dedicated team or within the existing nursing framework for PIV insertion and clinician education.

We have conducted a pilot randomised controlled trial of 138 patients who had their PIV inserted by either a generalist inserter or a vascular access specialist. The outcome measures for this study include: all-cause PIV failure; a composite of infection, occlusion, dislodgement, and phlebitis; successful first time insertion and patient satisfaction.


 

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Claire M. Rickard, RN, BN, GradDipN(CritCare), PhD, FACN, FAHMS

Principal Director, Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) Group
Griffith University

Dr Claire Rickard RN PhD established the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) Group (www.avatargroup.org.au) at Griffith University, Australia in 2007. AVATAR is a network of researchers and clinicians who generate and implement high-level evidence, and publish monthly in the scientific literature. A Professor of Nursing, she also holds honorary positions at several partner hospitals, and the University of Manchester (UK). Her research goal is for patients to receive only one vascular access device, inserted painlessly, and have it remain comfortable and complication-free throughout therapy. Dr Rickard has over 185 academic publications including the well-publicized Lancet study on routine versus clinical indication of peripheral intravenous catheters. Her achievements have been honored by, among others, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

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