Anybody have experience with this device? We are thinking of trialing one in our clinic and I can't find any end-user reviews. Thanks in advance.
Feb 7, '13
I don't know if you have used the PowerGlide yet but we have not had great success with it yet. They seem to have a rather high failure rate and do not do well in veins deeper than 1.5 cm. Those PowerGlides that we have placed also seem to have about the same blood draw rate of about 3-4 days as compared to other midlines.
Its a bit early yet in the trial but we are leaning towards the idea that if someone needs a midline then we just place a Bard Poly or a Bard Poly Per-Q-Cath.
Do you know what the PICC team is billing for? Is it ultrasound vascular assessment?
Last edit by Asystole RN on Feb 7, '13
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