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Why the time is right for a clinical care standard to ensure best practice use of PIVCs: opinion

Peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) or cannula insertion is the one of the most common medical procedures in Australia, experienced by 7.7 million patients each year.1 While it is a well-practiced procedure, research reveals significant issues in the way that PIVCs are managed, flagging the need for quality improvement and a rethink of our approach.

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