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Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard

Up to 70% of patients require a peripheral intravenous catheter (also known as a cannula or ‘drip’) during their hospital stay. However, complications occur frequently, including device failure for at least 30–40% of devices inserted. The clinical care standard will support the delivery of high-quality care to reduce the complications associated with the insertion, management and removal of peripheral intravenous catheters.