Does anyone know what the ratio is for PIV infiltrations? ie. 1/100.
In my online course, Infiltration and Extravasation from Vascular Access Devices, I gleaned everything I could find from the published literature. We last updated this course in early 2012. For instances in reporting complication rates for PIV caths, the rates for infiltration ranges from 6.9% to 52% of catheters. Your example of 1/100 is the same as the percentages. The course reports other rates for specific age groups and for specific types of therapy. Go to www.hadawayassociates.com to learn more about this course. Until Jan. 31, we are offering a 10% discount to everyone for all of our online courses. Lynn
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
126 Main Street, PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861