How to Assess a Peripheral IV Cannula

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In acute care settings where patients may be immunocompromised, preventing healthcare-associated infections is essential. If accessing a peripheral intravenous cannula is within your scope, this session provides an important refresher on the key aspects of assessing a peripheral IVC and how to recognise signs of infection. Come away feeling competent and confident in your ability with this expert address from Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel.


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Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel, RN PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow with The University of Queensland School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, and Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HeIDI). She is also the Director of Education with the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR), based at Griffith University. Gillian's research focuses on improving assessment and decision-making by nurses to prevent patient complications and improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes.
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First Published26 October 2021
Updated26 October 2021
30 December 2024
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