PICC Line Protocols

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    I am a 20 year Critical Care Nurse who has been placed in charge of the IV team. The IV team is composed of very mature RN (25-30+ yrs), but the nurse have basically been doing PIV insertion and care on the Med/surg floors. There are 2 of the 10 nurses on the IV team who are competent/certified for PICC line placement. My facility is changing its goal to have the IV team better "utilized". My delimma is this: First I need train ALL the staff to insert PICC (not a problem have the plan for this) but also develop protocols for placement of PICC Lines. My facility has 5-6% inflitration and 4 % Phlebitis rate, the goal is to reduce these rates by inserting more PICC. Not sure how many PICC were inserted by the IV team in the past, still researching, but If anyone has information or suggestion for PICC line Protocols, I would greatly appreciate it.
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    I can send you a sample protocol and procedure...I have been writing them for yrs now..you are on the right track......hospitals need to be more proactive in identifying pts that need PICCs...any IV therapies that do not fall in the Ph between 5-9 should have a PICC...pts that will need Iv therapies for 6 days or more..pts with veins that are not suitable to sustain the prescribed therapies....just send me a PM and I will give you my E mail and you can write to me......I am a long time IV/PICC nurse..have been placing PICCs since 1989...we were the first TEAM to place PICCs in Northern Ca
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    I am not sure how to send a PM but I would love a copy of the protocol. You could contact me at the following email shantell.dixon@wjmc.org. Thanks for your help
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    I sent you some samples let me know if you got them???
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    Yes, I have them. Thank You soooooooooooooooo Much
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    You are welcome....you can e mail at that e mail if you have any more questions or you wnat me to review any documents for you
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    I am new to allnurses.com. My business partner and I have 50 years of medical device industry experience and now are looking into a new venture involving Central line placement. We need to learn if our idea has any value to PICC or other CV placement techniques. Our intent is to learn more from experienced professionals to help us decide if persuing our concept is a good idea. If you would like to participate please reply and we can have a more informative discussion.
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    PM me and I will see if I can help..been placing all types of VADs for 27 yrs now
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    ILUVIVT, I, too, am in the process of writing policies/protocols for PICC placement at our hospital and would appreciate any information you are willing to share. I just joined this website and have gotten lots of useful information already. I'll be using it often Thanks in advance!
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    Quote from wonandonlyPICCRN
    ILUVIVT, I, too, am in the process of writing policies/protocols for PICC placement at our hospital and would appreciate any information you are willing to share. I just joined this website and have gotten lots of useful information already. I'll be using it often Thanks in advance!
    From the horse's mouth, ITIB.


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