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'Spectacular result' for clinician-led quality improvement project

7 Dec 2022
New Zealand
HiNZ eHealthNews

NEWS - editor Rebecca McBeth

The introduction of clinician-designed, electronic forms into nurses’ existing electronic workflow at Christchurch Hospital increased documentation of IV-line insertion from 32 to 85 percent.

Leah Wilkins, Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury clinical nurse specialist, infection prevention and control service, says international evidence shows documentation of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) insertion and management is generally poor globally, and especially in Australia and New Zealand.

A quality improvement project saw the introduction of PIVC documentation into Christchurch Hospital’s shared electronic notes system Cortex.

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