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Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) Insertion and Post Insertion Care in Adult Patients

Doc type: Guideline

Doc No.: GL2013_013

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Anaesthetics
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing and Midwifery

Summary
This guideline outlines the principles for the safe insertion, management and removal of PIVCs in adult patients in NSW Health facilities. The guideline aims to minimise complications from the insertion and management of PIVCs.

Date of Publication: 04 December 2013

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals, NSW Health Pathology, Cancer Institute (NSW)

Audience: All clinical staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, Health Associations Unions, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 04 December 2018

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: D13/21356

Status: Active

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Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) Insertion and Post Insertion Care in Adult Patients

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