Standard precautions are steps your clinician will use to help reduce your risk of infection when they are providing care for you, including when they insert your PIVC. This will include thoroughly cleaning their hands immediately before they touch you and your PIVC, using gloves, and other techniques to prevent germs from getting onto your PIVC and into your bloodstream.
If there is any hair at the insertion site, your clinician will remove it with clippers. They will not shave the hair with a razor as this increases the risk of infection. An antiseptic liquid will be used to clean your skin before your PIVC is inserted, and a dressing will be applied after insertion to help the PIVC stay in place and prevent infection. This is why it is important to tell your clinician about any allergies you have, including allergies to any tapes, so the antiseptics and dressings that are used are best for you.