Peripheral Advantage® Program Data-Driven PIVC Care

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You’ll never see patients the same way again.

Today, as many as 69% of IVs fail.2 Data from our Peripheral Advantage® Program is designed to help standardize and improve IV insertion best practices—equipping your staff with the training, tools, and data-informed insights they need to elevate the standard of care.

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The Case for Peripheral Advantage

How Do We Get There?

By implementing continuous improvement, focusing on 5 key areas: 

With Detailed Insights Over Time


As part of the Peripheral Advantage Program, we partner with your facility to collect real-world data to provide baseline and ongoing insights and analytics to healthcare leadership to help gauge the program’s impact on patient satisfaction, first stick success, IV catheter dwell time, and overall cost containment.

Using data captured during pre- and post-Snapshot, a Peripheral IV Score is calculated to quantify overall performance.

This is an example of sample data. Results will vary by institution.

Learn how your facility can focus on better outcomes right from the first stick.

B. Braun is committed to the critical steps and products needed to help you achieve vascular access success. To support first stick success, contact your representative.

Vascular Access Success Initiatives

Vascular Access Education

The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) and B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun), collaborated to create a series of novel training courses centered on addressing this widespread problem and improving the training of the placement of PIVCs.

Christie Medical Vein Viewer® Illumination Technology

VeinViewer helps improve first stick success and reduce the time needed to start a peripheral IV.

Introcan Safety Family of Passive Safety IV Catheters

The B. Braun Introcan Safety IV Catheter family offers a full line of products designed with fully automatic passive needlestick safety protection that cannot be bypassed and requires no extra steps from the clinician to provide healthcare worker safety.

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  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. †This score is intended for marketing purposes only and is not endorsed by any official, clinical, certifying organization.