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    We will be doing them in the Cath Lab. Is it a nursing responsibility or radiology to have policies in place? We don't have Intervention Radiologist.

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    I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share a current policy\procedure and standard physician orders for IVC filters. We are a very small cath lab and one of our Doctors is going to start using IVC filters. It's kinda hard to get the paperwork started since we have had no exposure to them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Thanks for your input. I'm kinda thinking your right about gathering data. I haven't heard of other ultrasounds besides the site rite so I will look into the other brands you mentioned. We place very few PICC's, but we see a great opportunity to increase our outpatient. I'm really excited to do this.

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    Greetings,
    I'm so eager to ask but I'm pretty sure I know the answer. Does anyone inserting PICC's use their ultrasound department? We currently are using our ultrasound person and their machine. The U.S. tech gowns and places the probe on the arm and tells us where to insert the needle. I think it's crazy, but I just want to make sure this isn't a common practice before I go to my CEO and request the Site-Rite ultrasound. Thanks!

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    Wow, I'm surprised no closure devices at all in your lab. Do you use things like Syvek's or Clo-Sur pad to control bleeding? For those using radial access do you use a SiteRite or SonoSite Ultrasound?

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    We too are having bleeding problems with the StarClose and Perclose ProGlide. We are going back to the AngioSeals, but the Dr.'s also want to start using the newest product Arstasis. It is getting expensive having all of these products on the shelf. We have done a few radials, do you guys have a SiteRite ultrasound to help with access? We are a small Cath Lab, but do lot's of peripheral fixes also. Thanks

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    I'm looking for some help.We seem to be going from one closure device to another. First it was the Angio-Seals, next was StarClose and Perclose ProGlide, and now the Dr.'s want to use a new device called Arstasis. What are other Cath Labs using? We are having a high failure rate with the Star and Perclose. Pretty sure it's user failure and the Dr.'s believe the Arstasis is a better device. Any thoughts would be welcomed!

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    Hi Everyone,
    Our facility is starting to do diagnostic vascular procedures and cardiac cath's. We are not licensed to do interventions. We are in a rural area and struggling with the flow of things. Anything for resources would be great. Mostly it's the documentation part. Standing orders pre\post op, discharge instructions and standing orders for the patients admitted overnight. It's a exciting new department, but some organization is needed.

    Thanks



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