PICC Lines in Radiology - page 4

Are any radiology RN's placing Picc lines in their departments and if so are you utilizing fluoro or ultrasound guidance? In the instance that you are using fluoro, is it a technologist... Read More

  1. by   ILUVMYCUBS
    HELLO, I realize this might be an old topic but I am a radiology Nurse In Oklahoma and the hospital just introduced the idea of making me the PICC placement nurse also. I am thinking, is this a full time job? Should I be certified or just trained. What would be the responsiblities under this title? Could you give me some insight please?
  2. by   jeffreyfrog
    Of course it's a real job. A radiologist is a physican who specializes in the interpretation of medical images such as MRI scans, CT scans, x-rays, nuclear medicine scans, mammograms and sonograms. They are specially trained to identify injury and disease in each of the body's systems, whether bone, tissue, organs or blood vessels. Radiologists may specialize in fields such as neuroradiology, angiography, cardiovascular-interventional radiology, pediatric radiology or nuclear medicine. It is not the same as a rad tech! Pleasanton Radiation Oncologist.
  3. by   rkealy
    I know in my hospital the only people doing bedside and IR piccs are the CV RAD techs hmm...anyone else heard of this?