Vascular Access Guidelines & Recommendations

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Vascular Access Guidelines & Recommendations

Infusion therapy is an essential part of medical treatments and one of the most invasive, high-risk procedures healthcare workers (HCWs) perform. Patient access is a complex task which can be stressful and may lead to several complications. Because it is such a common procedure, it is easy to forget the potential for serious patient complications and safety risks to the patient and healthcare professionals.

Being the leading company in infusion therapy, B. Braun constantly seeks constructive dialog with physicians, pharmacists, nursing staff, hospital managers, and patients to gain insights for improving healthcare all over the globe.

In order to facilitate the daily work of medical staff, we have compiled different guidelines on vascular accesses and environmental situations, like the COVID-19 pandemic:

Guidelines & Recommendations

Description Document Link
PERSEUS Guideline (2020) European Society of Anaesthesiology guidelines on peri-operative use of ultrasound-guided for vascular access (PERSEUS vascular access)
MAGIC Guideline (2015) The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC): Results From a Multispecialty Panel Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method
GAVeCeLT Recommendation (2020) Recommendations for the use of vascular access in the COVID-19 patients: an Italian perspective
Vascular access in COVID-19 patients (2020) Smart decisions for maximal safety
Infusion Nurse Society (INS) (2021) Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, 8th Edition
MiniMAGIC Guideline (2020) The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters in Pediatrics: miniMAGIC