Mandatory Policy on Insertion and Management of Peripheral Intravenous Cannulae in WA Healthcare Facilities

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The mandatory policy on Insertion and Management of Peripheral Intravenous Cannulae in WA Healthcare Facilities has now been released under the Public Health policy framework.  This policy outlines the minimum requirements for the management of Peripheral Intravenous Cannulae (PIVC) and applies to all healthcare facilities (HCFs) within the WA health system. These HCFs are to align their policies for the insertion and management of PIVCs with this document to ensure a standardised level of care and to minimise the risk of patients developing infective complications from PIVC.  http://www.health.wa.gov.au/circularsnew/circular.cfm?Circ_ID=13345