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PIVA Toolkit Infection Prevention

PIVA Toolkit

The Preventing Infections in Vascular Access (PIVA) Toolkit is a resource pack to assist professionals in reducing infections and infection control associated with vascular devices.

The PIVA toolkit comprises the following:

The toolkit is easy to use by simply downloading the relevant documents of interest below.

Please contact us if you would like to be kept updated when new documents are added to the toolkit.


Title Download

PIVA Foreword A1-[08]2006
Foreword by Professor Dame Jill Macleod Clark, President ICNA

PDF Document 189KB

PIVA Letter to Chief Exec B1-[08]2006
Letter explaining benefits and relevant departments to pass information on to

PDF Document 182KB

PIVA Policy Template C1 - [11]2006
Policy Template with best practice recommendations

Word Document 190KB

PIVA PowerPoint® Training Programme* D1-[08]2006
PowerPoint® Training Programme with speaker notes to support infection control

PDF Document 1,643KB

PIVA Top 10 Tips E1-[08]2006
Top 10 Tips for practitioners

PDF Document 198KB

PIVA Top 10 Tips E2-[08]2006
Top 10 Tips for practitioners with VIP score

PDF Document 119KB

PIVA Patient Info Leaflet F1-[08]2006
Patient Information Leaflet on how to take care of the line

PDF Document 200KB

PIVA Childrens Info Leaflet G1-[08]2006
Childrens Information Leaflet on how to take care of the line

PDF Document 704KB

PIVA Hand Hygiene H1-[08]2006
Leaflet on Hand Hygiene for parents and carers

PDF Document 422KB

PIVA PVA Document I1-[08]2006
Peripheral Vascular Access Documentation Sheet

PDF Document 254KB

PIVA CVA Document J1-[08]2006
Central Vascular Access Documentation Sheet

PDF Document 241KB

PIVA PPVA Document K1-[08]2006
Paediatric Peripheral Vascular Access Documentation Sheet

PDF Document 347KB

PIVA PCVA Document L1-[08]2006
Paediatric Central Vascular Access Documentation Sheet

PDF Document 335KB

PIVA Instructions AT M1-[08]2006
Instructions for using Audit Tools

PDF Document 202KB

PIVA Audit Tools Org N1-[10]2006
Audit Tool for Organisational Structure for I.V. Management

PDF Document 206KB

PIVA Audit Tools IV N2-[08]2006
Audit Tool for I.V. Insertion and Management

PDF Document 203KB

PIVA Resource List O1-[08]2006
Resource List for finding more information

PDF Document 199KB

PIVA Contents S1-[08]2006
Sheet summarising content of the PIVA Toolkit

PDF Document 195KB

PIVA Policy Template
This template includes all of the relevant evidence based materials, which can be saved and adapted as necessary for local use. In addition there are a number of audit tools that can be used to evaluate the outcome of implementing the policy, both in terms of strategic management of intravascular device related infections and also local implementation at practice level.

PowerPoint® Training Programme*
This programme includes a set of speaker notes, to assist trainers who may be unfamiliar with this specialist subject. If you would like to adapt this presentation to suit your local needs please get in touch with your local 3M representative or contact us.

Information Leaflets
Designed for use by staff and patients (adult and paediatric alike), these leaflets can be copied and distributed as required. You can add your contact details should patients need to seek additional help or advice.

* PowerPoint® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation