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Keeping Patients Secure:
The New 2021 IV Stabilization Standards

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Poor practices with application and assessment of catheter stabilization and dressings often lead to premature failure of devices. Up to 69% of catheters are removed before therapy is complete. Standards of Practice identify the elements of good securement that can contribute to policy and procedure development that establish the most effective catheter stabilization. This webinar will review the new 2021 Infusion Nurses Society Standards of Practice which provides detailed descriptions of types of securement and combinations for vascular access devices, risk reduction methods, evaluation, and guidance for assessment documentation practices.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the purpose and function of catheter stabilization and negative outcomes with failure

  2. Evaluate common types of catheter stabilization including engineered securement and dressings with intravenous catheters 

  3. Outline the 2021 INS Standards that apply to stabilization and securement of vascular access devices


Faculty Bio:

Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of PICCs and vascular access practice. Currently working as an educator and consultant by implementing evidence-based practices as strategies for nursing and medical excellence with vascular access devices. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, Inc., Dr. Moureau functions as an educational consultant sharing information about vascular access. She is a well-published author and consultant, constantly involved with research and literature analysis, providing interpretation for individuals, hospitals and groups on subjects specific to vascular access.

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