Peripheral IV BSIs: It's Just an IV, isn't it?


Meet the Speakers:

Christie Chapman, RN, BSN, CIC
Infection Preventionist II
University of California at San Diego

Beth Gore, PhD
Director of Outreach
Association for Vascular Access

Judy Thompson
Clinical Educator and Past President
Association for Vascular Access

IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019



Every IP understands the importance and high priority of good patient outcomes and works to track and guide interventions that supports this priority. One outcome that we may be overlooking is Peripheral IV (PIV) bloodstream infection (BSI).Peripheral IV catheterization (PIC) is the most common invasive procedure performed on hospitalized patients. PIV insertion and maintenance provides a potential risk for a number of safety incidents, including microbial growth in the bloodstream, infiltration, leakage, catheter obstruction and phlebitis. This webinar will attempt to provide data on the prevalence of PIV BSI and definitions used identify them. Since most IPs are not vascular access specialists by background, we would like to provide education around the nuances of vasculature, guidance from vascular experts and potential bundles and education that can assist in decreasing our patient's risk for PIV BSI. Finally, we would like to explore patient advocacy and the potential voice IPs are going to have in the future of PIV BSI.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss data on the prevalence of PIV BSI and definitions used identify them
  • Describe at least one concept around knowledge of vascular preservation in patients
  • Identify at least two ways to assist in decreasing our patient's risk for PIV BSI
  • Explore the potential voice IPs are going to have in the future of PIV BSI

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This program is made possibleby an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.


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Recorded 10/25/2018
Recorded 10/25/2018
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1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available
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