INS Standards

Studies Indicate Parent and Patient Education Reduces Patient Harm

Teaching parents and patients how to spot and identify early warning signs of complications reduces patient harm and increases nurse efficiency.

INS Best Practices Include IV Insertion Site Protection & Joint Stabilization

When used together securement, IV catheter site protection, and joint stabilization have been shown to reduce the risk of common IV therapy complications.

INS Standards Provide Direction on IV Insertion Site Selection & Attempts

Selecting the ideal IV insertion site, adherence to site preparation guidelines, and reducing the number of needle sticks improve patient outcomes.

Nurse Expertise, Patient/Caregiver Education Improve Patient Outcomes

Standardizing IV therapy practices hospital-wide and using complementary interventions ensures consistent treatment and adherence to industry best practices.