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Gaining Valuable Insights at a Peripheral Intravenous Catheter (PIVC) Workshop

04 Aug 2023

The workshop on “Peripheral Intravenous Catheter (PIVC)” was conducted on 15 July 2023 at B.Braun Medical Supplies training room. It is was organised by the IMU Nursing Division in collaboration with B.Braun Medical Supplies Sdn Bhd. The workshop aims to enhance knowledge and skills on current PIVC care and management for healthcare providers.


The main objectives of this workshop are to provide participants with:

  1. the best practice for insertion, removal and documentation of PIVC
  2. the care bundles in preventing catheter associated complications;
  3. skills for insertion and removal of PIVC based on Vessel Health Preservation guideline

A total of 26 participants attended the workshop which achieved 104% of the maximum number.


Participants actively participated in the workshop, which consists of theorical and skill sessions, each focusing on different aspects of PIVC care and management.

The workshop incorporated a variety of interactive activities to engage participants. It reinforced the principles and best practice in maintaining PIVC quality care. These activities included case-based discussion, group presentations, hands-on practice, and pre and post assessment.

At the end of the workshop, participants were provided with an online evaluation code/link to assess the effectiveness of the workshop organisation, content, and delivery.

The feedback collected indicated a high level of satisfaction (100% good to excellent) on various aspects such as topics/content, quality of speakers, delivery methods, quality of AVA, and usefulness of the workshop; 95.8% good to excellent on event organisation, and 87.5% good to excellent on quality of refreshment and ambience. Figure 1 shows the top scoring words from evaluation.

The following are some of the positive comments:

“Excellent, I’ve gained more insights about PIVC care”

“Thumbs up! Very useful content and knowledgeable speakers”

“Excellent speakers and good environment”

“Everything is good following schedule”

“Excellent course to improve knowledge and skills”

“Best arrangement for this workshop”

“Overall was a good experience and inputs that I can apply in my workplace”

The PIVC workshop was successfully conducted and had achieved its aim. The workshop provided valuable insights, practical tools, and an interactive learning environment to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in PIVC care. The positive feedback from participants validates the effectiveness of the workshop in addressing the needs of healthcare professionals.

The success of this workshop would not have been possible without the support and contributions of various individuals. We would like to express our gratitude to the organising committee members (Dr Lim Swee Geok, Chow Suh Hing, May Goh Lay Khim), speakers and facilitators (B.Braun, 3M, PHKL) for their efforts in planning, organising, and delivering an enriching workshop experience.


Based on the feedback received, it is recommended that similar workshops be conducted periodically to cater to the ongoing professional development needs of individuals in the healthcare industry.


Written by Dr Chang Woan Ching, Chairperson, Organising Committee

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