HI, all, and Happy IV Nurse’s Day!!!!
We are trying to revamp our data collection system at Children’s of Philadelphia….right now, we are doing a daily log on paper, collecting numbers of PIVs, attempts, complications, and reason for PIV, and some CVC activity [insertion, complications, repair, port access, etc.] This log data is manually transferred onto an EXCEL spreadsheet. As you may guess, this is extremely time consuming, and cumbersome. Some of our hand collected data is also redundant now, as most of our CVC activity is pulled from EPIC by a data person, who collates the CVC information monthly and reports it.
The group revamping our data monitoring system is asking me what data we are “required” to collect, particularly on PIVs, to be compliant with national standards, such as INS, JCAHO, etc. I am having great difficulty finding anything written that says specifically, “you have to keep data on this aspect of infusion nursing”. The INS standards talk about phlebitis and infiltration, and extravasation, which we currently keep, but again, on paper. Plus, I don’t want to just be monitoring tasks; we should be looking at positive outcomes as well. So any help would be appreciated.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP ARE:
Does anyone know absolutely what data do you have to maintain on PIVs? CVCs? Other activities [pt. education]?
What governing body do you use as a guideline for what data you should collect?
[JCAHO, INS, etc.]
THANKS IN ADVANCE!! Anne Marie