The US-based Association for Vascular Access (AVIA) started a campaign in 2006 to bring principles of vascular access device management to the bedside. The campaign used the acronym ISAVE:
|I||Implement insertion care and maintenance bundles|
|S||Scrupulous hand hygiene|
|A||Always disinfect every needle-less connector|
AVIA now have a 1-page, freely downloadable guide for patients and families, using the same acronym:
The Association encourages sharing and distribution of this resource in facilities, on social media platforms, with patients and families, provided it is not amended without their permission. Let’s take advantage!