The One Million Global catheters Peripheral Intravenous Catheter (OMG PIVC) study will provide the opportunity to collect valuable data pertaining to the prevalence and characteristics of PIVC use and management in hospitalised patients. It is important for data integrity and for interpretation of results that correct consumable information is collected.
The collection of brand and product information is for the purpose of product identification and classification (standard versus safety cannula / bordered versus non bordered polyurethane dressing, etc.). The OMG study investigators recognise and acknowledge that intravascular device and dressing manufacturing companies will be interested in the results of the research.
We also acknowledge and respect individual company concerns regarding the release of such information to competitors. As researchers and clinicians we will always uphold the confidential nature of this data.
The brand and product data collected in the OMG study will remain strictly confidential with no intravascular device or dressing manufacturing company employee or representative having any access to the data. We will not sell or share any brand or product data to any competing commercial entity.
In the future we may provide brand and product data to the specific company concerned, but will not share this information with any competing commercial interests.
OMG Study Team
For further information about the study, please contact the Principal Investigator:
Mr Evan Alexandrou, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Australia