Hospital Acquired Conditions: Peripheral IV Infiltrations and Extravasations (PIVIEs)

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Peripheral IV Infiltrations and Extravasations (PIVIE)

What is a peripheral IV infiltrations and extravasations (PIVIE)?

A peripheral IV infiltration or extravasation (PIVIE) happens when IV fluids leak outside of the vein into the surrounding area.

What are we doing to prevent PIVIEs?

Our hospital uses prevention bundles that combine multiple evidence-based best practices to prevent PIVIEs.

Download our PIVIE bundle here.


How are we measuring?

We use a checklist known as a k-card to test or audit how well we perform to our prevention bundle standards.  Unit leaders, safety coaches and hospital executives use these cards to guide staff interviews, provide real time education and identify barriers to compliance.

How can patients and families partner with us?

There is no such thing as "too safe" so please partner with us to provide the best and safest care possible.

  • Hourly IV site checks are important
  • Make sure that the IV is visible while the patient is sleeping

 Download the PIVIE k-card pdf here  

PIVIE Bundle

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