As nurses, do we know how invasive it is and what
A PICC line is a catheter that is designed to provide the patient and staff with a reliable intravenous access. This is a great option if the patient needs moderate to long term therapy (5 days up to a year).
Midline catheters are peripheral venous access devices that vary in length between 8 – 20 cm. Midlines are placed in the upper arm vein such as the basilic, brachial, or cephalic using an ultrasound for guidance.
Ultrasound guidance is best practice for patients who are vasculary challenged. This improves patient satisfaction by reducing the amount of needle sticks. Let our staff perform your difficult IV starts.
PICC lines are removed following a physician order, when therapy is completed or complications arise. The first PICC dressing change is 7 days after initial insertion.
4 Hour hands-on course: This course gives the skilled care provider a comprehensive overview of Peripheral IV insertion and care and maintenance of all Vascular Access Devices.
This Infection Prevention Pathway includes a comprehensive series of courses designed to guide the clinician to a better understanding of guidelines and best practices they should incorporate into everyday patient care practices.
Maintenance of PICCs requires a set of washing and sealing procedures.