Winner 2016 Patient Safety MovemeNT
We Lengthen The IV To PROTECT The Vein
safety Has Never Been So simple
winner PATIENT Safety Movement 2016
It’s purpose is to protect the vein entered from vescacant medications such as vasopressors that are required in Emergency Medicine by protocol bundles such as the sepsis bundle. When placed by Emergency Medicine in non sterile conditions it’s dwell is 48-72 hours. If placed by vascular access teams under sterile conditions the device goes 30 days.
At a cost of only $5 to protect the initial IV from infiltration, this low cost safety device is a must have for all Emergency Departments. Reimbursed as CPT 36410.