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Peripheral IV Complications


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Make peripheral lines a central focus

Make peripheral lines a central focus

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  • Despite the importance of peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters, they often do not receive as much attention as central lines. Given their frequent use, they are responsible for a significant number of complications. And with up to 70% of patients requiring a PIV during their hospital stay,¹ facilities should be paying specific attention to PIVs.


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PIV complications by the numbers

Clinical and patient impact

  • Patient illustration

    Up to 70% of patients require a PIV during their hospital stay.¹

  • Infection illustration

    Approximately 1.6 million PIV infections occur each year globally.²

  • 47 percent illustration

    Up to 47% of CLABSIs occured in patients with multiple lines- including PIVs.³

  • 1 in 4 people illustration

    1 in 4 PIV catheters infiltrate.⁴


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Three keys to preventing PIV complications

  • Three keys to preventing PIV complications

    As your trusted partner in protecting patients, we share your goal of reducing the risk of PIV complications. And we want to do everything in our power to help you achieve it.

    We believe there are three keys to reaching this goal: peoplepractice, and products. It’s an effort that requires exacting standards of care, a commitment from the care team to methodically adhere to those standards, and technology that adds an additional layer of protection.


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Trained & committed people

Preventing bloodstream infections takes training and commitment. Learn more about 3M resources to help clinicians ensure proper protocols are followed for every patient, every time.

  • 3M™ PEAK™ Clinical Outcomes Program

    3M™ PEAK™ Clinical Outcomes Program

    The 3M™ PEAK™ Clinical Outcomes Program gives you access to a team of 3M Clinical Specialists and a robust portfolio of tools to help you navigate IV care obstacles and implement change.

  • 3M℠ Health Care Academy

    3M℠ Health Care Academy

    3M℠ Health Care Academy offers free, quality educational content in a flexible online format. Choose from more than 50 CE credit courses to support your professional development, including courses on bloodstream infection prevention.

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Watch these PIV Care education courses and earn free CE credits

Watch webinars to earn free CE credit. These interactive CE courses provide helpful information about PIV complications and ways to help reduce the risk of complications.


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Current best practice standards

Many well-regarded organizations including INS and CDC provide evidence-based standards and best practice guidelines for preventing PIV complications.

  • New CE Courses on 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice

    New CE Courses on 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice

    The Infusion Nurses Society recently revised its Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice. Lisa Gorski, chair of both the 2011 and 2016 INS Standards of Practice Committees, presents a two-part program to help update clinicians on the changes.

  • Interested in learning how 3M solutions align with the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice?

    Interested in learning how 3M solutions align with the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice?

    Download the 3M quick guide to the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.

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Effective & proven technology

3M’s evidence-based antimicrobial product offerings protect against both extraluminal and intraluminal contamination of PIVs. When properly deployed, these antimicrobial solutions offer another line of defense against potential contamination.


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References

  • ¹ Znigg, Walter et al, peripheral venous catheters: an under-evaluated problem. International Journal of Antimicrobial Age sj. Volume l34 S38-S42
    ² Assuming 80% of approximately one billion catheters sold globally are successfully inserted, a rate of 0.2% of these catheters producing a BSI would result in 1.6 million patients becoming infected annually. 0.2% is the median PVC infection incidence published in Helm RE, Klausner JD, Klemperer JD, Flint LM, Huang E. Accepted but unacceptable: Peripheral IV catheter failure. J Infus Nurs. 2015; 38(3): 189-203.
    ³ DeVries M, Mancos P, Valentine MJ. Reducing bloodstream infection risk in central and peripheral intravenous lines: Initial data on passive intravenous connector disinfection. J Assoc Vasc Access. 2014; 19(2): 87-93.
    ⁴ Helm R. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2015 May 1;38(3):189-203.

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