We recognize that you’re being asked to do far more with far less right now, and protecting health care providers with PPE continues to be our top priority. We’re also here to support you by helping to reduce the risk of secondary complications and minimize inefficiencies so that you can focus on what matters most – providing care to your patients.
Every IV site presents the potential for infection, dislodgement, skin damage and other complications.
Through evidence-based practice and the right standards of care, you can help improve outcomes for every patient. Review care and maintenance guidelines for peripheral and central IV lines:
In one study, 48.5% of patients had a nasogastric tube dislodgement.¹ Review tools and resources to properly select and apply the right securement for the patient and application:
Up to 41% of ICU patients may develop a pressure injury (PI), and most are developed within the first week of admission.² When using prone positioning for patients, at-risk areas for PIs include medical device areas, face, knees, clavicles and pelvis.
Knowing how to properly assess and stage a PI, as outlined by the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), is an important component in reducing patient/resident risk.
1. Pancordo-Hidalgo, P., Garcia-Fernandez, F., Ramirez-Perez, C. (2001). Complications associated with enteral nutrition by nasogastric tube in an internal medicine unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Site accessed February 3, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2702.2001.00498.x
2. Cox J, Roche, S and Murphy V. (2018). Pressure Injury Risk Factors in Critical Care Patients: A Descriptive Analysis. Adv Skin & Wound Car,. 31(7): 328-334.