I write policy and procedure for our vascular access team. My manager does not feel that the language in the INS Standards of Practice (Standard 44 C. ) would be respected by a JACHO audit. This is the section that refers to PIV's inserted under Sub-optimal conditions. She would like our policy to have all "field starts" replaced. I can find no Evidence to support this view. Does anyone have some evidence that I can quote?
Donna Pagel RN, CRNI
Vascular Access Team
St Charles Medical Center Bend OR