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Peripheral IV Catheter (PIVC) Insertion

presented by Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

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Financial: Lisa Gorski receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She also receives compensation from 3M, BD Medical, Genentech, and Nexus Medical.
Nonfinancial: Lisa Gorski is a professional member of Infusion Nurses professional society.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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A peripheral IV catheter (PIVC) is placed for patients who require several days, but generally less than a week, of infusion therapy when the medication or solution is well tolerated by peripheral veins. Drugs that are irritating, classified as vesicants, or hyperosmolar are administered with caution via a PIVC. A PIVC may also be the vascular access device of choice for patients who require an occasional dose of a medication (e.g., furosemide) or biologic agents (e.g., infliximab) that are administered on a less frequent basis, such as once every four to eight weeks.

In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for insertion of a PIVC. This course includes

- Video demonstrations of procedures
- Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
- Tips and best practices for performing these procedures in the home

This course was reviewed by Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

Meet Your Instructor

Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN, has worked for more than 30 years as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, now part of Ascension at Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a CNS, she has developed and oversees the home infusion therapy program, provides staff education, and is…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to peripheral IV catheter insertion, information on all of the equipment needed to provide this care for patients, and recommended infection control policies.

2. Peripheral IV Catheter (PIVC) Insertion

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of peripheral IV catheter (PIVC) insertion.

3. Tips and Precautions

This chapter provides tips and considerations for performing these skills in the home. It will also cover related procedures and frequently asked questions.

4. Documentation Guidelines

This chapter provides tips and considerations for performing these skills in the home. It also covers related procedures.

5. Quiz and Bibliography

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner's knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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