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This article provides a simple approach to educating all clinical staff on the management of intravenous devices. The focus of the content revolves around Clean, Assess and Clear as the key elements of maintaining any vascular access device for safe patient care.

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Why is it important?

Patient safety is paramount in the minds of any clinician. Establishing a clear understanding of the elements key to providing safe care AND educating those around you is of the utmost importance to helping patients in their treatment process.

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As an educator of more than 30 years I believe in making education practical and applicable to those providing care at the bedside. Vascular access education is what I do and to support that I became a resource and provider of education through PICC Excellence more than 25 years ago www.piccexcellence.com and can be reached for questions anytime nancy@piccexcellence.com

Dr. Nancy L Moureau
Griffith University

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This page is a summary of: Safe patient care when using vascular access devices, British Journal of Nursing, January 2013, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2013.22.sup1.s14.
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