Recommendations for Frequency of Assessment of the Short Peripheral Catheter Site
Recorded on September 18, 2012 (60 minutes)

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Complications associated with peripheral IV catheter use are well known including phlebitis, infiltration/extravasation, and infection. Ongoing and regular assessment is essential to identify early signs and symptoms and ensure prompt intervention including catheter removal. There are limited evidence-based guidelines addressing how often to assess the peripheral IV site. INS published a Position Paper that provides specific recommendations for the frequency of peripheral IV site assessment. Rationale and support for these recommendations are explored in this webinar.




Lisa Gorski works as a clinical nurse specialist in Milwaukee for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice. She is the author of over 50 journal articles and has written three books on the topic of home infusion therapy. She was an editor for the Infusion Nurses Society’s 2010 textbook, Infusion Nursing in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Approach. She was honored as CRNIŽ of the Year in 2003, served as INS president 2007-2008, and was chairperson for the 2011 INS Standards of Practice Committee. In 2006, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing and in 2011 was honored as Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

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