50% of peripheral accesses in oncology are lost before the start of treatment⁴. And, in the case of hospitalized patients, premature loss is reported in 69% of cases³.
Recent international and national guidelines - aware of the associated risks - suggest that the adoption of bundles has become an essential strategy (¹²⁴) to achieve waste reduction, the promotion of good practices and standardization with the management of peripheral access.
To collaborate with clinical practice, ivKIT - peripheral vascular access kit is created. Result of the search for best practices related to safe handling peripheral access, iVKIT consolidates the standardization of the technique, with agility, stabilization and adequate coverage, with components in a single and sterile packaging.
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(2) RE, Helm, et. al. Accepted but unacceptable: Pheripheral IV Catheter Failure, Infusion Nurses Society, 2019: 189-203
(3) Ray-Barruel, G. et. al. Effectiveness of insertion and maintenace bundles in preventing peripheral intravenous catheter-related complications and bloodstream infection in hospital patients: A systematic review, Infection, Disease & Health, 2019.03.001
(4) Bertoglio, Sergio, et al. Improving outcomes of short peripheral vascular access in oncology and chemotherapy administration, J. Vascular 2017; 18 (2): 89-96.