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Vascular Access Management, a comprehensive solution for your peripheral IV care
Reduced the overall complication rate from 62% to 30%. UK1
Reducing number of catheters per patient from 2.7 to 1.6. UF3
Improving catheter dwell time from 2.4 days to 4.3 days. UF2
Therapy complications completed with initial IV from 38% to 61%.* UK4
Results based on quality assurance initiatives (2016: UK1 and UK4 UF2 and UF3)
* Percentage not completed with initial IV
What: The presence and growth of pathogenic micro-organisms having a local or systemic effect
Risk factors include: Poor skin disinfection and blood beneath the transparent dressing.
What: The inflamation of a vein, due to mechanical, chemical or baterial irritation
Risk factors include: Inadequate catheter stabilisation and big catheter in a small vein.
What: The inability to infuse fluids and/or medication through a previously functioning catheter
Risk factors include: Inserting a catheter in areas of flexion and inadequate flushing and locking practice.
What: The unintentional removal of a catheter from the vein, or completely out of the skin
Risk factors include: IV catheter or attached tubing catches on something during patient movement.
Shown below is the financial impact as per the US study referenced.
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