For Health Service Organisations – Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard

Information for health service organisations about the clinical care standard, the NSQHS Standards and resources to support implementation.

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

Monitoring the implementation of this clinical care standard will help organisations to meet some of the requirements of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

Action 1.27b and Action 1.28

Under the NSQHS Standards, health service organisations are expected to support clinicians to use the best available evidence, including clinical care standards such as the Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard (see Action 1.27b of the NSQHS Standards). More information can be found in the factsheet describing applicability of the clinical care standards and the User Guide for the Review of Clinical Variation in Health Care.

Health service organisations are expected to implement the NSQHS Standards in a way that suits the clinical services provided and their associated risks.

What the quality statements mean for health service organisations

Indicators

A set of indicators has been developed to assist with local implementation of the Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard. 

Detailed specifications are available on METeOR. METeOR is an Australian web-based repository of nationally endorsed data and indicator definitions, hosted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Resources for health service organisations

Use these resources to implement and promote the Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard. 

More information

If you have any questions about the Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard please email ccs@safetyandquality.gov.au