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M Galloway
indicators to monitor for documentation of an vascular access services.

My acute care facility has never had an IV team but we have a very active PICC team.  IR is the backup for the PICC

team so we have somewhat of a vascular access program.  We are looking at issues related to vascular access

and the possible need for a "IV team".  Leadership has decided to put together a PI team and look at different

issues.  I was wondering what indicators/ideas you all might suggest we start with to document the many issues/problems  of

vascular access.  

These processes are nicely
These processes are nicely outlined with convenient tools and financial assessment processes in Infusion Therapy Team Implementation Module published by INS.

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

Kathy Kokotis Bard Access

Kathy Kokotis

Bard Access Systems

Number of PIV's per successful insertion (Barton and Danek states 2.18 with non-skilled worker)

Press Ganey scores on PIV

Patient satisfaction

Infiltrations and extravasations reported to risk mgmt

Litiagation if any in last three years and cost 


Kathy Kokotis

Bard Access Systems

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