Our hospital is using a registry at the moment to insert PICC line. I'm an ICU charge RN. I have been called many times on the floor to help insert an IV.
So it came to my mind to suggest starting an IV team. Please help me device proposal..
I need suggestions on pros and cons. The hospital have 210 beds mostly geriatric pt., 22 ice/ccu/csu beds.
Oct 8, '13
I also recommend the Infusion Nurses Society. We started ours by getting their standards and reviewing what the BON says. Then we contacted the rep for the PICC kits. He had loads of info. We created a policy based on all this evidence, then the rep arranged for a trainer to come train several people. The rep also had competencies and other data for us. All our nurses are expected to start IV's, and PICC's are never an emergency. If an emergency exits then the MD has to do osteo or another central line. We purchased equipment to do guided ultrasound. So far our plan is working (6-8 years)
Last edit by classicdame on Oct 8, '13
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