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- Feb 7 by FlyingScotWell, that makes perfect sense. I think most medical devices were designed with the perfect patient anatomy in mind. Like that ever happens. Is this something you have brought up with Bard? For us our mid-lines (I totally forget which model they are) are extremely delicate and you can't draw blood through them which is a big deal. Most of our patients get twice weekly (or more) blood draws.
- Feb 7 by dah dohWe use sono-sites. Not sure about brand or model though. Our PICC nurses use a big one. Our Intensivists and residents use a different one that is more portable to help with central lines. Our charge nurse and some if the staff knows how to use the sono-site to start IVs. I saw an advertisement for a new device called accuvein that is small and portable for IV starts that is based on a different technology. I don't know the cost, but you should look into it.
- Feb 7 by Asystole RNThe AccuVein is a near-infrared imaging device. They only work to a practical max depth of about 1 cm and cost roughly $5k too. The AccuVein, VeinViewer, and Veinsite all use the same technology and all cost about the same.
For $5k ultrasound is a far better deal.
- Feb 7 by dah dohWow! That's expensive! Thought it would be less expensive since it was much smaller.
- Feb 11 by iluvivtWow! we do not charge for anything..we just show up and get the job done..US or not! .The gel caps are touchy on the Prevue so you sometimes have to put in a little NS to wet them then they work better. I do not need the needleguides and prefer not to use them. I like the idea of super users because it does take practice to get good at it. Make sure the nurses are well trained and you have solid guidelines in place and policies in place. Notice how BARD has plastered all over their videos on the product to follow institutional policy when using the product. Why do you think that is? it is still a very grey area with few standards so you better make sure you have them in place based on what is available. I will have to let you know how we progress and if they follow the policy.
- Nov 19 by kkrepAsystole RN, How did your trial of Bard Powerglide Midlines turn out? Very curious as I work for a company as a vascular access RN and we are looking at the Powerglide as an option to cut cost vs traditional MST placed midlines. Tell me how you use them? With only the drapes in the kit or do you set up max barrier in addition? Currently we use Arrow all- inclusive max barrier mid and picc kits. Your comment above definitely outlined some limiting variables. Thanks in advance for your input!!
- Nov 20 by Asystole RNQuote from kkrepWe were never able to overcome the challenges inherent in the PowerGilde midlines and discontinued the trial. From what we hear the PowerGlides have been difficult to adopt across the board and they are actually redesigning it. It was a great idea though.Asystole RN, How did your trial of Bard Powerglide Midlines turn out? Very curious as I work for a company as a vascular access RN and we are looking at the Powerglide as an option to cut cost vs traditional MST placed midlines. Tell me how you use them? With only the drapes in the kit or do you set up max barrier in addition? Currently we use Arrow all- inclusive max barrier mid and picc kits. Your comment above definitely outlined some limiting variables. Thanks in advance for your input!!
While we had the PowerGlides we only used the small drape that came with the catheter, something that raised lots of eyebrows. I suspect that if we continued using the PowerGlide we would have adopted max barrier to be inline with our other practice, it is hard to justify why one midline needs max barrier and not the other, despite the whole "no-touch catheter." Obviously this would severely impact the cost benefit issue.