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Peripheral IV Solutions


Peripheral intravenous (PIV) access is often cosidered a simple, low-risk procedure, when in fact:

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    Up to 70% of patients require a PIV during their hospital stay.¹

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    Up to 47% of CLABSIs ocurred in patients with multiple lines- including PIVS.²

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    There are 165,000 potential PIV-related bloodstream infections per year in the US.³

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    Cost of treating PIV failure-related complications can add 7-20 hospital days.⁴

The three keys to reducing infection risk.

There are many facets to reducing vascular access infections, including using antimicrobial technology like that found in 3M products, proper training, and a strict adherence to standards of process.

Please click to learn more about the three keys to reducing infection risk.

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Trained and Committed People

Proper training and personal accountability in following protocols for every patient, every time.

Effective and Prroven Technology

Using the right technology can be associated with decreased risk of blood stream infections.

Current Best Practice Standards

Following evidence-based standards and best practice guidelines for preventing bloodstream infections.

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3M™ Tegaderm™ Antimicrobial I.V Advanced Securement Dressing

Integrated I.V dressing combines antimicrobial protection with site visibility, catheter securement, and breathability.


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  • 1. Znigg W, Pittet D. Peripheral venous catheters: an under-evaluated problem. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2009;39(4):S38-S42
  • 2. DeVries M, Mancos P, Valentine MJ. Reducing bloodstream infection risk in central and peripheral intravenous lines: Initial data on passive intravenous connector disinfection. J Assoc Vasc Access. 2014;19(2):87-93
  • 3. Hadaway L. Short peripheral intravenous catheters and infections. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2012;35(4).
  • 4. Helm RE, Klausner JD, Klemperer JD, Flint LM, Huang E. Accepted but unacceptable: Peripheral IV catheter failure. J Infus Nurs. 2015;38(3):189-203