Intravascular device administration sets: Replacement after Standard Versus Prolonged use (The RSVP Trial) [ 2011 - 2016 ]

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Researchers: Prof Claire Rickard (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr E Geoffrey Playford A/Pr John Gowardman Dr David Mcmillan Dr Li Zhang
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Brief description Most hospital patients need an IV drip, a small plastic tube in a vein, often the hand/arm. 14 million/yr are used in Australia. IV drips are connected to plastic tubing through which fluid & medicine is given. IV tubing is needed for a week or more, but is only used for 3-4 days as it was thought this might prevent infection. It is now thought that IV tubing can be used for a week. This would save $1 billion/year & reduce nurses workload. The research will test the safety of this approach.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,611,239.20

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