Poster Presented at the Nursing Research Symposium, 2022
At Parkview Health System, a gap in peripheral IV (PIV) insertion education was identified. • PIV insertion is not a curriculum priority in nursing school. • In practice, IV insertion needs to be completed in a timely manner to avoid care delays. • An aversion to starting PIVs, by new and seasoned nurses, create unique barriers to PIV insertion. • Experienced nurses may not be well versed in placing IVs due to the availability of a hospital IV team. To close the experience complexity gap and incorporate all learning styles, the Vascular Access Services (VAS) team at Parkview Health created a new concept PIV class. The class offers opportunities to visualize the material, listen to certified expert presenters, practice with the equipment hands on, and place an IV on a hospital patient with expert help and supervision.
Initial Goals: - Increase confidence and empower bedside staff to evaluate current IV access for appropriate location and function - Encourage staff to assess patients' veins - Encourage staff to attempt to obtain IV access when needed
Secondary Goals: - Increase the trust and connection between clinical staff and the VAS team - See a decrease in requests for simple IV starts
Daughtery, Taylor N. MSN, RN, CV-BC, CPHQ; Webb, Melinda M. BSN, RN, VA-BC; and Schultz, Stephani BSN, RN, CMSRN, "Closing the Experience Complexity Gap Using Peripheral IV Education" (2022). Nursing Publications. 56.