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From: Baseline audit of manipulation and management of intravenous therapy delivery systems

Set up or change of an intravenous infusion (n=13) Yes No
Are hands washed before the procedure? 1 12
Are hands washed with soap and water? 1 12
Are hands washed for at least 15 s? 0 13
Is a clean plastic apron worn? 8 5
Are clinically clean gloves worn? 8 5
Was alcohol swab used prior to disconnection? 0 13
Was connection allowed to dry before disconnection? 0 13
Was set disposed of as unit policy? 7 5
Was alcohol swab used on valve prior to connection? 0 11
Was valve allowed to dry prior to connection? 0 11
Set up or change of an intravenous infusion (n=10)   
Do all connections have a luer lock? 32 0
Are connected lines labelled? 23 9
Are all labelled lines within 72 h of date/time? 6 28
Do venous catheter hubs have Smartsite valve connected? 33 0
Do all catheters have a transparent dressings? 13 1
Are the catheter entry sites visible? 12 5
Does the dressing need to be changed? 1 15
Are all iv lines secured to the patient with tape? 4 11