Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Tools for PVAD Care and Daily Assessment

  • I-DECIDED Clinical Decision-Making Tool

-Tool for PVAD assessment and decision making. Includes details on a standardized assessment that includes device necessity, effectiveness, complications, dressing, evaluation, education and documentation. For more information, see:

  • Royal College of Nurses – Standards for infusion therapy

-Includes assessment considerations and appendices with checklists and scales used for PVAD assessment. For more information, see:

Clinical Management
Assessment and Device Selection for Vascular Access
Sample Tools