Peripheral IVs: Infection risks, evidence and patient satisfaction webcast


There is a lot to consider when implementing an extended dwell time policy for inpatient peripheral intravenous lines. During this webcast we will learn how a large, urban community hospital developed an education bundle and an insertion bundle that allowed for longer dwell times with a goal to decrease bloodstream infections.


This activity, for one contact hour, is provided by BD Medical Clinical Resource Services Department, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP 13136. This certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of four years.

If you are interested in receiving nursing credit for this program, please complete the evaluation form. You will be issued a CE certificate once your completed form is submitted.

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Learning objectives


Review the current literature surrounding risk of infection with peripheral lines


Consider the latest evidence based guidelines regarding short peripheral catheters


Review the main considerations when adopting a policy of extending dwell time with short peripheral catheters (based on 3+ years of successful implementation at Methodist Hospitals)


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