The KISSSS method of peripheral I.V. catheter care

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PROVIDING APPROPRIATE care for patients with venous access devices is a vital nursing competency. Nurses can use the acronym KISSSS to remember some important peripheral I.V. catheter skills they need: Know to Inspect the Site, Stabilize and Secure it, and Stop (or remove) as needed.
To prevent I.V.-related complications, I.V. sites must be assessed at least daily and whenever the site is accessed. Ongoing nursing responsibilities include monitoring the I.V. site for signs and symptoms of infection and other complications. This article discusses how using the memorable KISSSS acronym can help nurses perform essential I.V. skills that promote patient safety.
To prevent I.V.-related complications, I.V. sites must be assessed at least daily and whenever the site is accessed.
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