Title : IV kitting – clinical study to showcase effectiveness of standardized IV practice for convenience, compliance & cost saving
I nitiation of Peripheral Intravenous access is the most common procedure performed in the healthcare settings. This prospective comparative analysis was conducted among 200 adult patients requiring peripheral intravenous catheter and being admitted through Emergency department. The study was conducted among control group of 100 samples using the traditional method of peripheral IV insertion Vs experimental group having 100 samples by using IV Kit. The Tertiary Care hospital in developing country was considered for the study and data was collected over a period of Four weeks. Multiple components were analyzed in both the groups in a viewpoint from Patient and Organizational benefit. The variable for the study included Cost burden on patients, Patient satisfaction Index, Peripheral IV related Complication, Dressing adherence, Optimum utilization of labor and Cost effectiveness. The Patient satisfaction related to Peripheral IV access was collected by using 3 points Likert’s Scale. There was no individual items were opened even though it was not required while IV kitting Vs 20% cases the unnecessary opening of the items in traditional practice may contribute to high cost to patient. Indenting individual items is time consuming, which could lead to organizational revenue loss. Optimum utilization of work force was evaluated through Time Motion study. IV complication tracker was used for tracking IV complications until the removal of line. The outcome of the study suggests utilization of IV kit for quick and effective insertion of peripheral IV access to a patient in emergency setting, which saves the precious time when it matters the most.
Take Away Notes:
• IV kitting and its effect on patient satisfaction
• Cost effectiveness analysis - traditional practice Vs. IV kit utilization
• IV Kitting - Control on organizational cost and optimum utilization of resources
• TSM dressing utilization - tool for better monitoring , minimizing complication