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Peripheral Advantage® Program

Help your team deliver consistent PIVC care

The Peripheral Advantage Program is a complete data-driven program designed to deliver safe and consistent peripheral IV catheter care. It’s a proven program to give nurses the tools and training they need to confidently deliver a better patient experience.

Veins create a shape that resembles a man who is sitting on a hospital bed.

Unacceptable vascular access problem

  • Only


    of nursing students receive instruction in PIVCs1

  • As many as


    of PIVCs fail before the completion of treatment2

  • Up to

    $ 0k

    per 250-bed hospital is estimated to be spent on complications3,4

Benefit from data-driven PIVC care that works

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Advantages of the Peripheral Advantage Program



Education, eLearning, Simulation and Bedside Support



Vein Visualization



Appropriate Device Selection

IV Care

IV Care

Line Securement and Maintenance



Snapshot Data for Analysis and Comparison

Focusing on better outcomes, right from the first stick

See the evidence


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Vascular Access

Peripheral Advantage Program resources

1 Glover KR, et al. A simulation-based blended curriculum for short peripheral intravenous catheter insertion: an industry-practice collaboration. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2017 Sep 1;48(9):1-14.

2 Cooke M, et al. Not “just” an IV line: consumer perspectives on PIVC. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(2).

3 This is an estimated cost of complications (phlebitis, infiltration/extravasation, CRBSI) for a typical 250-bed hospital. Individual hospital results will vary. Data on file.

4 Lim S, et al. Increased clinical and economic burden associated with peripheral intravenous catheter-related complications: analysis of a US hospital discharge database. Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision and Financing. 2019 Jan-Dec;56:46958019875562.

5 These are the results of FirstHealth of the Carolinas. Results and clinical experiences may vary by institution.