PIV Catheter Case Study

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The placement of peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters is the most common invasive procedure performed in the clinical setting. Up to 80% of all patients admitted to the hospital receive a PIV catheter, even though they may never be used (Do Rego Furtado, 2011). Nearly 330 million PIV catheters are purchased ever year in the United States, and can be used for variety of reasons including parenteral hydration and nutrition, administration of IV fluids, medications, and blood products, monitoring hemodynamic status, and providing hemodialysis.
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