PVC Read-do Checklist

Check physician's order, verify patient's identity, and gather the appropriate supplies for PVC administration

Perform hand hygiene and check if patient has already been tested for allergies (Latex, tape, antiseptics)

Confirm client's dominant hand (perform venipuncture on the non-dominant hand later)

Apply clean gloves and clean venipuncture site

Minimize insertion pain as much as possible by using ice, transdermal analgesic creams, or intradermal injection

Perform venipuncture then dress insertion site

Apply an IV site protector if available then loop tubing and secure with tape

Label the dressing with date, time of insertion, type, gauge of catheter used, and nurse's initials

Discard all used disposable items and appropriate receptacles

Full name of nurse/medical practitioner who administered the PVC
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.