We had previously observed that a large proportion of peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters placed in patients on a regular medical ward at our hospital were unnecessary.
We conducted the current study to assess the effect of a quality improvement project led by medicine house staff on the prevalence of unnecessary peripheral IV catheters (those without any therapeutic use, referred to as idle).
All patients on four regular-care medical wards of a large university-affiliated veterans hospital were included in the study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cathéter, Voie intraveineuse, Traitement instrumental, Réanimation, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Fréquence, Indication, Qualité service, Service hospitalier
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Catheter, Intravenous administration, Instrumentation therapy, Resuscitation, Human, United States, North America, America, Frequency, Indication, Service quality, Hospital ward
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Cote : 94-0682173
Code Inist : 002B27B14B. Création : 09/06/1995.