Team # 928 -- PEDS PIV Project Team
College of Medicine

March 2008

Objective

To reduce the frequency and severity of Pediatric Infiltrates and Extravasations in the Children's Hospital. Develop PEDS PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) Program.

Team Membership

  • Mitchell Kresch, Champion
  • Steven Wassner, Champion
  • Kevin Mulieri, Leader
  • Michele Smith, Leader
  • Diane Creswell, Member
  • Michael Dettorre, Member
  • Matt Loser, Member
  • Donald Mackay, Member
  • Jennifer Phoenix, Member
  • Char Robinette, Member
  • Jennifer Ruth, Member
  • Claudia Weitekamp, Member

Results Achieved to Date

  • ExpectedResults: Developed new PEDS PIV Policy, developed new electronic documentation assessment form (being used by PEDS/Adults throughout PSHMC), developed PIV/Extravasation electronic order sets, developed anitdote protocols/order sets. Reduced PIV extravasations from 7-10/month, to 5 quarter, reduced severity from Stage 3-4 to stage 1-2, consults to Plastic(any stage 2 or greater)completed <1 hr(usually 30 minutes), and reduced serious(reportable)events over 18 month project. Hired PEDS PICC Nurse & implemented PEDS PICC Program servicing neonates to 18 yrs.

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