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Peripheral intravenous catheters : the road to quality improvement and safer patient care. / Boyd, S. ; Aggarwal, I.; Davey, P.; Logan, M.; Nathwani, D.

In: Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 77, No. 1, 2011, p. 37-41.

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Boyd, S, Aggarwal, I, Davey, P, Logan, M & Nathwani, D 2011, 'Peripheral intravenous catheters: the road to quality improvement and safer patient care' Journal of Hospital Infection, vol 77, no. 1, pp. 37-41.

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Boyd, S., Aggarwal, I., Davey, P., Logan, M., & Nathwani, D. (2011). Peripheral intravenous catheters: the road to quality improvement and safer patient care. Journal of Hospital Infection, 77(1), 37-41doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.09.011

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Boyd S, Aggarwal I, Davey P, Logan M, Nathwani D. Peripheral intravenous catheters: the road to quality improvement and safer patient care. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2011;77(1):37-41.

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Boyd, S. ; Aggarwal, I.; Davey, P.; Logan, M.; Nathwani, D. / Peripheral intravenous catheters : the road to quality improvement and safer patient care.

In: Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 77, No. 1, 2011, p. 37-41.

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title = "Peripheral intravenous catheters",
author = "S. Boyd and I. Aggarwal and P. Davey and M. Logan and D. Nathwani",
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journal = "Journal of Hospital Infection",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Peripheral intravenous catheters

T2 - the road to quality improvement and safer patient care

A1 - Boyd,S.

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A1 - Davey,P.

A1 - Logan,M.

A1 - Nathwani,D.

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AU - Davey,P.

AU - Logan,M.

AU - Nathwani,D.

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N2 - <p>Huge success has been noted internationally in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection with 'care bundles' for central venous catheters in intensive care units. A multidisciplinary team from the Infectious Diseases Unit at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee designed a 'bundle' for peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) based on drafts developed by Health Protection Scotland (details available online). A senior medical student collected weekly data, carried out monthly 'plan, do, study, act' (PDSA) cycles and displayed the results on the ward in real time. Data consisted of measures to assess objectively clinical performance for insertion (recording date, indication and location) and maintenance (daily review of necessity, clinical appearance of site, duration less than 72 h and timely removal). Care bundle compliance was assessed for each patient and percentage compliance plotted weekly. The initial compliance of 54% improved by 1.11% per week to 82% (95% confidence interval: 0.6-1.6%; P = 0.0001). This was attributed to multiple interventions including daily assessment of PVC necessity, weekly audit and feedback, monthly patient safety meetings to discuss issues with compliance, the introduction of new PVC dressings and the promotion of new PVC care plans. In conclusion, we demonstrated a significant improvement in PVC management on a single unit by using a care bundle approach. In order to improve compliance, further implementation of the PVC care bundle throughout the hospital has been necessary. (C) 2010 The Hospital Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.</p>

AB - <p>Huge success has been noted internationally in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection with 'care bundles' for central venous catheters in intensive care units. A multidisciplinary team from the Infectious Diseases Unit at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee designed a 'bundle' for peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) based on drafts developed by Health Protection Scotland (details available online). A senior medical student collected weekly data, carried out monthly 'plan, do, study, act' (PDSA) cycles and displayed the results on the ward in real time. Data consisted of measures to assess objectively clinical performance for insertion (recording date, indication and location) and maintenance (daily review of necessity, clinical appearance of site, duration less than 72 h and timely removal). Care bundle compliance was assessed for each patient and percentage compliance plotted weekly. The initial compliance of 54% improved by 1.11% per week to 82% (95% confidence interval: 0.6-1.6%; P = 0.0001). This was attributed to multiple interventions including daily assessment of PVC necessity, weekly audit and feedback, monthly patient safety meetings to discuss issues with compliance, the introduction of new PVC dressings and the promotion of new PVC care plans. In conclusion, we demonstrated a significant improvement in PVC management on a single unit by using a care bundle approach. In order to improve compliance, further implementation of the PVC care bundle throughout the hospital has been necessary. (C) 2010 The Hospital Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.</p>

KW - Bloodstream infection

KW - Care bundles

KW - Healthcare infection

KW - Peripheral venous catheters

KW - BLOOD-STREAM INFECTIONS

KW - UNIT

KW - PREVENTION

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DO - 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.09.011

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JO - Journal of Hospital Infection

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SN - 0195-6701

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SP - 37

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