Introduction

Introduction

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 sites. In 2006 Paulette Gallant and Alyce …

Evidence

Evidence

VIP score now recommended in the Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice (INS 2011). “The Visual Infusion Phlebitis (VIP) scale has content validity, inter-rater reliability, and is clinically feasible. This scale includes suggested …

Phlebitis

Phlebitis

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

Litigation

Litigation

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, who had previously undergone aortic and mitral valve replacement, was …

Video

Video

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 …

Implementation

Implementation

This presentation is provided to assist with the integration of the VIP score into clinical practice. The presentation describes topics such as the origins of infusion phlebitis and the potential litigation associated …

Examples

Examples

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 electronic versions of the VIP score.…

References

References

“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” Gallant and Schultz (2006).

Gallant P …