Remove peripheral IVs.
DefinitionRemoval should include initial doctor (ID) order to remove equipment associated with removal, such as
- 2 x 2 gauze and tape
- sterile IV pressure pad
- sterile gauze swab or cotton wool balls
- non-sterile gloves
and removal should also include the following:
- A peripheral catheter shall be removed when therapy is discontinued. When the insertion took place in an emergency situation, the cannula shall be reinserted within 48 hours.
- Hand hygiene is to be observed before and after any manipulation of vascular access devices or catheter sites.
- Peripheral cannulae shall be removed using the principles of asepsis and standard precautions.
- Record the date and time of catheter removal, site from which the catheter was removed, the condition of the catheter site and catheter, the patient's tolerance of the procedure.
- Should you remove a catheter your patient has in his/her neck if you have been asked to assist the nurse with preparing for discharge?
- What do you do if you remove your patient’s IV and after holding pressure on the site for five minutes, he/she is still bleeding?
- When should a peripheral IV be removed?
- What should you make a note about the site of removal?