Reply To: Nexiva PIV Catheters: Issues

  • Kelly Horn

    July 21, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I was scrolling through discussions and this caught my eye because we have switched to the Nexiva PIV catheters just a few months ago.  We also have experienced an increase in pressure injuries and infiltrates.  Did you ever find anything to help with this?  Our staff are not at all enamored with this catheter. 


    Kelly Horn, MSN, RN, CPON
    Nursing Professional Development
    McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White Health
    Temple, TX 76502
    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-29-2019 10:30 AM
    From: Chris Donaghey
    Subject: Nexiva PIV Catheters: Issues

    Hi all,

    We started using Nexiva PIV catheters a couple years ago.

    Over the past year, we’ve had an uptick in skin/pressure injuries related to the devices. They’ve been considered pressure as they mirror the catheter and are not blanchable.

    We’ve only educated related to the Tegaderm dressing that is recommended. Haven’t found other valuable strategies as hub guards are not recommended for the Nexiva.

    Any info is valuable.

    Thank you!

    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Riley Cancer Center
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN 46219