OK......this is my first effort at the web site.......you Â may need to be patient with me........
Â We're looking at switching to 96 hour peripheral IV site changes, and I think it may be a bit premature. Â I don't know that anyone has recently researched Â phlebitis rates here, and I want to see that done first. Â
What I'm wondering is, what were the % phlebitis rates that allowed us to Â have 72 hour site changes, and where is that written up? Â I'll need that info asap to take to quality risk in order to temporarily put the brakes on their plan to change policy. Â The people who handed this mandate down are not those with their finger in the IV therapy pot.......they're looking at cost savings only, and I'd like to give evidence of our phlebitis rates (good or bad) before we move foreward. Â I'll look that up, but I need one of you to let me know where the benchmarks are.