Pediatric Peripheral IV Insertion Success Rates

Lininger, Rae Ann
September 2003
Pediatric Nursing;Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p351
Academic Journal
Determination of an acceptable practice standard for peripheral intravenous (PIV) insertion as well as insertion success rates of inpatient medical/surgical registered nurse (RN) staff at Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, was examined. The prospective study consisted of a non-randomized sample of 249 total IV placements. The inpatient medical/surgical registered nurse (RN) staff and patients were used as study participants. The data were collected on three separate occasions over 20 months by self-report. The cumulative insertion data revealed 53% successful PIV cannulation on the first attempt, 67% within two attempts, and 91% within four attempts. Additionally, the medical/surgical RN staff successfully placed 85% of the medical/surgical PIVs. As a result of this study, the standard of practice is now defined as no greater than four attempts at insertion by RN staff. Future data should be collected in order to substantiate a defined standard for PIV placement.


Related Articles

  • The shoemaker's children.  // RN;Jan2003, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p9 

    The article reflects on the treatment and medical services given by medical personnel on patients who happened to be a nurse. The author said that if a nurse tell someone that she is a nurse, the treatment of medical personnel change. The author cited an example that their is a circumstance that...

  • SwabCap Improves Disinfection Allowing for a Reduction in Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, First Major Clinical Trial Concludes.  // Biomedical Market Newsletter;5/9/2011, p280 

    The article reports that early results of a prospective, peer-reviewed clinical trial has demonstrated that SwabCap(r) has reduced central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates by more than 79 percent in a four-hospital system. Researchers at NorthShore University HealthSystem...

  • Changing cancer patients' IV sets every day is unnecessary. Moore, Amy Slugg // RN;Aug98, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p21 

    Presents a summary of an article entitled `Changing IV Administration Sets: Is 48 Hours Versus 24 Hours Safe for Neutropenia Patients With Cancer?' by D. deMoissac and L. Jensen which was published in `Oncology Nursing Forum.'

  • TOWARD IMPECCABLE IV TECHNIQUE. Masoorlie, Susan Thomas // RN;Feb81, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p20 

    Provides guidelines that nurses can use for veripuncture. Tips on choosing the site, vein and device; Anatomy of a vein; Steps in inserting a scalp vein needle; Procedure in inserting an intravenous catheter.

  • Infection risks associated with needleless intravenous access devices. Casey, Anna L.; Elliott, Tom S. J. // Nursing Standard;11/21/2007, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p38 

    Needleless intravenous (IV) access devices were initially introduced into clinical practice to reduce the rate of IV catheter-related needlestick injuries. Their efficacy for this purpose has been confirmed in subsequent reports. However, since their introduction approximately 15 years ago...

  • Utilidad analgésica del clorhidrato de tramadol en pacientes con dolor. Trejo-Ángeles, Bertha; Guevara-López, Uriah; Ramos-Rocha, Pedro; Cruz-Orozco, Óscar; Covarrubias-Gómez, Alfredo; Leal-Gudiño, Leticia; Gaspar-Carrillo, Sandra P. // Revista Mexicana de Anestesiologia;abr-jun2007, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p91 

    Objective: To evaluate the analgesic potency of tramadol hydrochloride (TH) for patients with moderate to severe pain, and its potential adverse effects. Method: Fifty-nine patients suffering pain of different type and intensity were given TH as analgesic monotherapy. The participants evaluated...

  • Diuretic Strategies in Persons with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. Moon, Kenneth T. // American Family Physician;5/1/2012, Vol. 85 Issue 9, Special section p1 

    The article focuses on a study which initiated the Diuretic Optimization Strategies Evaluation trial to assess different diuretic schemes for acute decompensated heart failure. Patients are said to receive intravenous furosemide arbitrarily which had two interventions including low as opposed to...

  • Dignified care for children and young people: nurses' perspectives. Baillie, Lesley; Ford, Pauline; Gallagher, Ann; Wainwright, Paul // Paediatric Nursing;Mar2009, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p24 

    Aim: To explore the perspectives of nurses working with children and young people on dignified care and the challenges of providing such care. Methods: A questionnaire was developed including fixed response and free text questions. A survey link was emailed to RCN members. Of the 2,048...

  • Initial Experience of a Nurse-Implemented Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Program in Italy. Scocca, A.; Gioia, A.; Poli, P. // Journal of the Association for Vascular Access;Spring2008, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p27 

    In Italy prior to 2006 central venous catheters were inserted only by anaesthesiologists. Nurses were excluded based on professional profile. In 2005 the nursing staff of the Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Unit (PTPCU) at Santa Chiara Hospital in Pisa, proposed that nurses be permitted to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics