Reducing Venous Depletion for ALL Patients...

Reliable access for patients who require IV therapy for more than 3 days
 

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We Should Purposefully reduce venous depletion for all patients because...

As the most common invasive hospital procedure, literature and studies have shown that IV catheters fail too often and at, what should be, an unacceptable rate. Literature has shown that some vascular access devices, such as PICCs, are placed inappropriately and/or unnecessarily. The repeated venipunctures with peripheral IV (PIVs) catheters and risks associated with centrally placed vascular access devices (VADs) lead to patient dissatisfaction, venous depletion, and highlights an obvious need for an additional tool in our vascular access toolbox.

reducing Venous Depletion is Important to patients and clinicians 

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Up to 92% of catheters fail before therapy is complete.1,2

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60-90% of patients require an IV during their hospital stay, making it the most common invasive procedure.1,2

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First-attempt insertion is unsuccessful in 12-54% of patients. 1,3

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Studies indicated overall IV failure rate lies between 35-56%, including ultra-sound guided placements.1,4

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PICCs are known to be inappropriately used, up to 43%, when a PIV is difficult to access or maintain, increasing risk of CLABSI and DVT.1,5,6

a practical solution for reducing venous depletion. EPIVs are a bridge between PIVs and PICCs.

The extended dwell peripheral IV catheter is the solution for:

 
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Difficult Venous Access

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Reducing Repeated Venipunctures

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Therapy for 3-29 Days

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Reduces Risk Associated with PICCs (CLABSI & DVT)

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Vein Preservation

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Reduces Patient Discomfort & Increases Satisfaction

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Does Not Require X-Ray/ Consent

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Infusion of Antibiotics, Hydration, & Medications

 

Leaderflex

A 22 Ga Extended Dwell Peripheral IV Catheter (EPIV)

Leaderflex is a thermosensitive polyurethane catheter that can be used as a peripheral venous catheter in any patient population with consideration given to adequacy of vascular anatomy and appropriateness of prescribed therapy.
LEADERFLEX
“The catheter selected shall be of the smallest gauge and length with the fewest number of lumens and shall be the least invasive devices needed to accomodate and manage the prescribed therapy.”

– Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice, 2016

SELDINGER INSERTION TECHNIQUE

Decrease incidence of failure 1

No dilator helps prevent trauma to vein

No sheath to thread over needle

Fewer number of attempts leads to patient satisfaction and reduces cost

INTEGRATED EXTENSION AND WINGS

Removes handling away from insertion site

Wings allow for optimal securement

21 GAUGE SAFETY
INTRODUCER NEEDLE

Echogenic to ensure visualization with
ultrasound during insertion

MULTIPLE LENGTH (4cm,6cm,8cm,20cm)

Longer catheters have shown decreased failure rate relative to shorter catheters1

Greater hemodilution

Patient considerations

Trimming not needed

Lower arm placement without
entering AC space (area of flexion)

THERMOSENSITIVE POLYURETHANE CATHETER

Improved performance and lower failure rates than catheters made of other plastics1

Decreases rate of mechanical phlebitis

Lower incidence of infiltration

29 day indication enables dwell times exceeding 72-96 hours

SMALL GAUGE CATHETERS (22Ga)

Greater hemodilution in vessel

Lower incidence of occlusion

Lower phlebitis rate1

FLEXIBLE .018″ GUIDEWIRE

Reduces risk of vein trauma

DEDICATED SECUREMENT DEVICE GRIP-LOK

Increases longevity of catheter and

improves outcomes1

Specially designed to fit wings

Comfortably fits any patient

Mitigates leaking7

Limits catheter movement

For further information, please contact: customerservice@vygonusa.com

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Implement your Reducing Venous Depletion Strategy today.

Contact us today to see how Leaderflex can help you purposefully reduce venous depletion.