During the 7th World Congress of Vascular Access 2022 ( WoCoVA ) in Greece, Mrs. C. Girgenti, MSN, RN, VA-BC, presented the study : Impacting Neonatal Patient Care : Reducing Needle Sticks, with an Extended Dwell Catheter.

The conclusion is that the use of an EPIV for neonates :

  • Provides more reliable access
  • Improves neurological growth and developmental care
  • Increases dwell times
  • Results in fewer needle sticks and trauma
  • Reduces the risk of infection
  • Reduces supply costs and nurse time

Authors: Tara M. Daly, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, VA-BC™; Constance Girgenti, MSN, RN, VA-BC™

Link to the study : Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (2021) 26 (3): 12–18.

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