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    The Visual Infusion Phlebitis score is an essential tool that facilitates the timely removal of short peripheral intravenous catheters at the earliest signs of infusion phlebitis.

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    It is recommended that every short peripheral intravenous catheter should be monitored at least daily, the findings documented in a consistent manner and appropriate action taken.

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    Infusion phlebitis may be mechanical or chemical in nature. By far the most prevalent cause of infusion phlebitis is chemical in origin. Early recognition of phlebitis will help to maintain patient safety and comfort.

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    The hospital admitted breach of duty in failing to monitor the patients short peripheral intravenous catheter and manage the claimant’s phlebitis appropriately once it had occurred.

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    In this videocast Andrew Jackson explains some of the some of the problems associated with peripheral cannulation. In particular the content of the videocast describes the Visual Infusion Phlebitis (VIP) score and illustrates how to use the VIP score.

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    The presentation describes topics such as the origins of infusion phlebitis and the potential litigation associated with phlebitic incidents. The VIP score empowers healthcare workers so that IV catheters can be removed at the first indication of phlebitis.

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    The Visual Infusion Phlebitis score is accepted as the international tool for the early recognition of infusion phlebitis and appropriate removal of the vascular access device.

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    The VIP score is recommended by the Department of Health (UK), INS (US) and RCN (UK). It is also used in many other countries and has been translated into a number of languages.

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Visual Infusion Phlebitis score

Introduction

Introduction

Mar 7, 2012 | No Comments

The Visual Infusion Phlebitis score is a very popular tool for monitoring infusion sites. It is the tool recommended by the RCN for monitoring infusion …

Evidence

Evidence

Mar 6, 2012 | No Comments

VIP score now recommended in the Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice (INS 2011). “The Visual Infusion Phlebitis (VIP) scale has content validity, …

Phlebitis

Phlebitis

Apr 14, 2011 | No Comments

Infusion phlebitis originates from two main sources. One is mechanical the other is chemical. By far the most prevalent cause of infusion phlebitis is …

Litigation

Litigation

Apr 14, 2010 | No Comments

Kennedys-Law.com report on Case Law “Kettlety v The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust [2009] LTLPI 27.1.10 “Claimant aged 50 years, …

Video

Video

Apr 14, 2009 | No Comments

In this videocast Andrew Jackson explains some of the some of the problems associated with peripheral cannulation. In particular the content of the …

Implementation

Implementation

Apr 14, 2008 | No Comments

This presentation is provided to assist with the integration of the VIP score into clinical practice. The presentation describes topics such as the origins …

Examples

Examples

Apr 14, 2007 | No Comments

A number of healthcare companies freely provide copies of the Visual Infusion Phlebitis (VIP) score to their customers. Click any of the links below to view …

References

References

Apr 14, 2006 | No Comments

“The VIP scale, as evaluated in this study, was considered to be a valid and reliable measure for determining when a PIV catheter should be removed” …

VIP score examples

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