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4 Tips for adopting SecurAcath

4 Tips for adopting SecurAcath

The contributors to this resource considered the following to be important:

  • Ensure staff are appropriately trained before implementation, gaining experiential learning both from the company and experienced users (see training).

  • Have a key person within the organisation to cascade learning and act as a central point of contact for enquiries.

  • Develop protocols and local guidance to ensure clear processes are in place (see developing local documentation).

  • Before implementation, collect baseline data on catheter complication rates such as dislocation, migration, replacements, site infection rates and incidences of deep vein thromboses while the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is in place and site infection rates (see business case).

  • Clarify which patient groups it will be used for. This will aid the cost-effectiveness assessment and may contribute to the case for change within a business case (see selecting patient groups).

  • Identify how the service will be measured on quality and safety, risks and adverse events, patient experience, productivity and improved clinical outcomes (see measuring success).

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