Insertion and Management of Peripheral Intravenous Cannulae in Western Australian Healthcare Facilities

Applicable to: All Healthcare workers working within the WA health system.

Description: Minor amendment to original version, revised version MP 0038/16 v.1.1

This Policy outlines the minimum requirements for the management of Peripheral Intravenous Cannulae (PIVC). This policy applies to all HCFs within the WA health system. These HCFs are to align their policies for the insertion and management of PIVCs with this document to ensure a standardised level of care and to minimise the risk of patients developing infective complications from PIVC.

Date of effect: 23 August 2017 to 21 September 2021

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