Why does it matter?
- Poor compliance increases risk of bloodstream infections (BSIs).
- BSI Mortality rate is 25% at 30 days and 60% at 1 year.
- Poor compliance also presents an accreditation risk.
WHAT TYPES OF POLICIES EXIST?
- Policy of peripheral IV removal when clinically-indicated, or
- Policy of peripheral IV removal within 72 hours.
Timertag IV Labels suit both policies. Clinically-indicated removal
policies require staff to regularly justify continuation of the
peripheral IV (according to local guidelines). This is especially
important if continuing beyond 72 hours.
WHO IS FOCUSSED ON COMPLIANCE?
- Infection Preventionists
- Vascular Access teams
- Quality and Risk Managers
- Accreditation leaders
- Nurse Unit Managers
- Directors of Nursing
- Hospital Executives
THREE EASY STEPS
To drive compliance, streamline your workflow and empower patients in their care.
Tear off a sheet of seven labels from the roll and add to your peripheral IV set up.
Select the label with today’s day as the “start” day and roll that label onto the dressing.
Ensure the label is firmly secured and discard the remaining labels.
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