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Cannulation Packs and Blood Culture Packs at IPS Infection Today

5th July 2018

Infection Today is the conference of the IPS West Midland Brach, being held at Molineux Stadium on 11th July, 2018. Supporting the event, Rocialle shows elements of its range of IV packs. Cannulation and Blood Culture packs are available directly from Rocialle, from Supply Chain and on the All Wales Shared Services Framework. Rocialle's packs can come complete with Chloraprep and the range includes paediatric packs.

A study performed by ABM University Health Board, involving an observational audit in a large A&E department, showed a huge improvement in adherence to best practice when sterile packs were introduced, containing all of the items required for the performance of cannulation.

Prior to the introduction of packs, compliance was low and in each insertion no sterile tray was used (- a clean cardboard tray was selected), no underarm drape was used and all flushes were drawn up using a needle and saline ampoule. A needle-free extension set was only used in half of the insertions.

When the packs were introduced, compliance was significantly improved. A sterile field was assured in each case, the pre-filled ‘flush’ syringe was utilized to reduce the need to draw up saline and the exposure to sharp needles, a disposable tourniquet was used correctly, a needle free device was used on each occasion and the documentation was improved with the cannula monitoring form supplied in each pack. An additional improvement concerned hand washing and the wearing of gloves. Compliance rose from 40% to 90% once packs were introduced, even though gloves were not supplied in the pack.

On the findings of the study, Paul Lee, Medical Devices Training Manager, ABMU, commented, “Having all the right products to hand can greatly improve compliance to best practice and the development of an IV cannula insertion pack has proved effective in ABM Health Board. The development of a pack of standard components, as well as correct utilization, is a cost effective way to help address outstanding issues for all healthcare providers. Packs should be considered in risk plans and IV development programmes.”

The pack used in this trial was used as the basis for the specification of the All Wales cannulation pack (RML506-040), supplied by Rocialle. The All Wales blood culture pack (RML506-039) is also from Rocialle.

 

Links:

Cannulation and Blood Culture Packs (All Wales Shared Services) - Product Information

Cannulation Packs (NHS Supply Chain) - Product Information

Packs for Peripheral Access - Cannulation and Blood Culture

 


 

Rocialle - Helping Healthcare Providers toImprove Efficiency and Control Infection

With wide ranges of medical packs and single use surgical instruments, packed and sterilized at its facilities in the UK, Rocialle helps healthcare providers to standardize on best practice, promoting infection prevention and increasing efficiency. In Acute care, Rocialle serves almost every National Health Service Trust in the UK. Rocialle employs 300 people at its Mountain Ash site, close to Cardiff.

For more information: Mark Birchmore, Marketing Manager, Rocialle.

mark.birchmore@rocialle.com

Rocialle, Cwm Cynon Business Park, Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF45 4ER, UK

 

 

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