New guide from U-M aims to decrease dangers from long-term IV devices

A U-M-led effort is the first to offer doctors, nurses and patients comprehensive guidance to decrease dangers from long-term IV devices.

Clinicians can now refer to a new tool, the Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC), to help determine when and how to use peripherally inserted central catheters and related venous access devices.

MAGIC will be first tested in 47 Michigan hospitals taking part in a patient safety project, including Alpena Regional Medical Center, McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Munson Health Grayling Hospital and Munson Medical Center.

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