Still considered a “hot topic” 4 years later, JIN is pleased to reprint this classic article from May/June 2015, Issue 3. Since publication, “Accepted but Unacceptable: Peripheral IV Catheter Failure” has been downloaded nearly 400 times and cited dozens of times in other related research. Based on these data, we asked the lead author to update readers on the status of catheter failure and what has been improved since 2015.
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Robert E. Helm, MD, is chief of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose.