Take part in a survey on the topic of difficult intravenous access (DIVA).

7th Sep 2023

Kirsty McLeod, a critical care outreach nurse at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, is undertaking an NIHR funded pre-doctoral fellowship with ARC-GM and the University of Manchester. She is looking at how clinical practice guidelines translate into practice for patients who experience difficult IV access (DIVA).

You are invited to take part in her survey on the topic of difficult intravenous access (DIVA).

  • This survey is for any healthcare professional who takes part in obtaining peripheral IV access (peripheral cannulation) and therefore may come across patients with difficult to access veins.
  • Many patients who attend hospital will require a peripheral cannula for their management and many experience difficulties when cannulation is performed.
  • They would like to gain the perspectives of different healthcare professionals to greater understand the barriers to optimal management of these patients.
  • They will ask questions on topics such as vein assessment through to ultrasound guided cannulation.
  • They would be very grateful if you could take some time to complete this survey. They hope it will highlight strategies that may facilitate the implementation of best evidence and clinical practice guidance for these patients in the future.

DIVA survey

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