Express Learning Breakout
I1 — The Ripple Effect - Analyzing the Cascade of Events Associated with Peripheral IV Loss and the Impact on Nurse Workflow, Patient Outcomes, and Resource Utilization
Sunday, September 16
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Presentation CE Credits: 1 for two (2) 30-min Breakouts
While the cost of an IV restart has been discussed in literature, typically only IV supplies and the nurse labor to insert the catheter are factored into the model. But ask any floor nurse and they'll describe the long list of unintended consequences that losing one of your patients' IV sites can bring. Aside from that particular patient's therapy or procedure being delayed, you still have a clipboard of other patients with medication administration windows that haven't changed. In this session, we examine the tangential events that accompany the loss of a peripheral IV site to understand the true impact that IV dislodgement has on nurse workflow, care management, inter-department coordination, and resource utilization.
- Define the impact that IV dislodgement and the loss of of peripheral IV catheters has on nurse time, nurse stress, and general shift workflow.
- List the unintended consequences that the loss of a peripheral IV catheter can have on intra-unit coordination of care, resource utilization, and staff availability.
- Describe the detrimental impact that losing a peripheral IV can have on the patient outcomes, patient experience, and their view of pain management during an inpatient stay.
- Communicate more effectively to their facility's administration the importance of achieving vascular access excellence, and the positive impact it can have on keeping patients in the care continuum.