DOING IT BETTER: New standards for improving peripheral I.V. catheter securement
BONNIE SMITH RN, CRNI
TIMOTHY IAN ROYER CRNI, BSN

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Nursing2014
March 2007 
Volume 37  Number 3
Pages 72 - 74
 
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ABSTRACT


SMITH, BONNIE RN, CRNI; ROYER, TIMOTHY IAN CRNI, BSN

Bonnie Smith is nurse-manager of the I.V. therapy department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., and Timothy Ian Royer is nurse-manager of the I.V. team/diagnostic services at Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle and Tacoma, Wash. The opinions and statements in the article are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

UNTIL A FEW YEARS ago, peripheral I.V. catheters were secured at our two institutions with the traditional method, using nonsterile tape. But this method caused problems, including unsatisfactory levels of catheter-related complications and high rates of unscheduled catheter restarts. Although we focused on different issues at each facility, we ultimately resolved them in the same way: by switching to a customized catheter securement device that had proved effective in prospective ...

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