Peripheral intravenous (PIV) access is often considered a simple, low-risk procedure, when in fact:
Up to 70% of patients require a PIV during their hospital stay.¹
Up to 47% of CLABSIs occurred in patients with multiple lines- including PIVs.²
There are 165,000 potential PIV-related bloodstream infections per year in the US.³
Cost of treating PIV failure-related complications can add 7–20 hospital days with total costs reaching up to in US ICUs alone each year 3 $2.3 billion⁴
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: people, practice, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Join Whitney Ficocello, BSN, RN, PHN, 3M Technical Services Specialist, to learn about current clinical standards addressing peripheral vascular care, discuss clinical challenges associated with peripheral catheter maintenance, and identify potential solutions to address these challenges.
Watch a webinar with Matthew Ostroff, MSN, AGANCP, CRNI, VA-BC, CEN, Vascular Access Coordinator and Lead Clinician at St. Joseph’s Health, to identify current trends in addressing peripheral vascular access care, discuss clinical challenges and evidence-based interventions, and identify potential solutions to address these challenges to improve care for every patient.
Learn from Mary Duncan, RN, MSN, CIC. Sr. Director of Infection Prevention, in a free webinar about a new study that showed reduction of primary bloodstream infections (BSIs) by following a Peripheral IV Maintenance Bundle.
Learn from 3M Technical Service Specialist Joseph Hommes, RN, BSN, VA/BC, in a free webinar about the impact, incidence, and clinical considerations of peripheral IV complications. Understand how to protect peripheral IV sites and reduce risk of complications.
Many well-regarded organizations including INS and CDC provide evidence-based standards and best practice guidelines for preventing PIV complications.
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.
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.
3M™ Tegaderm™ Antimicrobial I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing 9132 Product Guide featuring product features & benefits, and application & removal instructions.
3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing 1882 Product Guide featuring product features & benefits, and application & removal instructions.
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¹ Znigg W, Pittet D. Peripheral venous catheters: an under-evaluated problem. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2009;39(4):S38-S42
² 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
³ Hadaway L. Short peripheral intravenous catheters and infections. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2012;35(4).
⁴ 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