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  1. Sites for PICC preceptorship
    MD Anderson in Houston, TX has a 3-4 day program, where you actually get to place the lines!
    Apr 23, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. Bringing family with you to the US
    I lived in the US for 12 years, I am married to an american, and I still work on a work visa, just cos the green card hassel is nuts! My oldest is Canadian as well, they do not issue SSN to children...
    Mar 23, '06
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Purple Power PICC by Bard
    I too have recently started to place the power picc, and like you I was concerned about sending the outpatients home with an open ended catheter. I have recently discovered a new cap called the...
    Mar 20, '06
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  4. Central Lines/Infus-a-port Questions
    Here at my facility, we do not heparinize any of our lines, strictly saline only with a good postive pressure cap. Our flushing protocol is flush with 10 ml, waste 3-5 mls of blood, sample then 10 ml...
    Mar 9, '06
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. Any old Misericordia grads out there?
    Came across the Canadian Nursing Discussion, I graduated from the good old Misericordia back in 1993, been in Texas for 12 years, just wondering if anyone from that time era reads this thread, would...
    Feb 24, '06
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. Whats the real deal with jobs
    I too migrated from Canada, (Winnipeg), I was curious as to why you want Houston. I am currently in San Antonio, and there are plenty of jobs, and Canadians! It would be good to keep your options...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. The new site-rite 5 for PICC placement
    Just wondering if anyone out there has tried the new Bard site-rite 5, pros-cons ect. I use the old faithful site-rite 2, with a screen size of 5cm x 5cms. I saw that new machine has a 12 inch flat...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. PICCS and DVTS
    It has been my experience that DVT's can become noticable from one day to the next. Usually the blood slowly begins to adhere to the outside of the PICC and continues to adhere until blood can no...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. central line dressing changes
    I was wondering if anyone out there has a form that they use at the bedside to ensure or help remind the nurses to do the dressing changes, cap changes and flushes, some sort of work sheet that can...
    Jan 5, '06
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  10. infiltration of IV contrast
    Yesterday a pt had a massive infiltration of ct contrast, which required her to go to the OR immediately. Though is not an event that occurs often, we are now looking to take steps to see if there...
    Mar 10, '05
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  11. PICC insertion with U/S
    I was wondering if you use a needleguide, sometimes in the beginning using a needleguide can help a whole lot with getting in at the right angle. I know that sono-site does have a probe cover with...
    Jan 24, '05
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. triple lumen PICC lines
    has any out there in the PICC world placed any 3L PICC's? I am hoping to trial some in the next couple of weeks. I am very excited, there are many patients that I PICC that could definately use a...
    Jan 13, '05
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  13. Groshong PICCS
    I place BARD groshong PICC's everyday and have done so for years, heparin will not clot the line! Knowing the indications for heparin, I can't imagine how she could make that assumption. You can...
    Jan 13, '05
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  14. PICC Independent Contracting
    I am located in South Texas, and have been working as a PICC nurse for 3 years now, I had started as an independant contractor and worked for a company, I was paid 100.00 per insertion. The company...
    Dec 28, '04
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  15. Need PICC certification Names/Places
    Your previous employer should have copies of your certificate, or at least your competencies. Or contact the company that you did your training through! Good Luck!
    Nov 8, '04
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. PICC Lines in Radiology
    I actually just track PICC's. The infection control nurse tracks other central line infections. I do about 10 out-pt PICC's a month. I would like to increase that number at some point by...
    Nov 5, '04
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  17. PICC Lines in Radiology
    The census runs around 200, we do provide on-call weekend coverage but not for after hours. When I took this position, one of the first things I did was provide classes for the nurses on care and...
    Nov 5, '04
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  18. PICC Lines in Radiology
    It took a lot of training and support from my CNO to make the Doc's and the staff aware that PICC's are not done after 5pm. Granted that by 4:00pm I may still have 3 picc's to do, and I stay to do...
    Nov 5, '04
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  19. PICC Lines in Radiology
    I am a full-time PICC nurse, I place all my PICC's at the bedside using u/s. I average about 70-80 successful placements a month. Very few I am not successful at. I work Monday-Friday. I get here...
    Nov 4, '04
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  20. Pharmacy protocal for central lines.
    Institutions should follow guidelines put out by the CDC and the intravenous nursing society(INS) The basic recommendations are dressings to be changed 24 hours after insertion, and every 7 days and...
    Nov 4, '04
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  21. PICC Independent Contracting
    I would have to agree with nurhmb, inserting and maintaining is an art, and you also need to have a passion to do it!
    Nov 4, '04
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  22. A Homesick nurse
    Hi peeps79! I am from Winnipeg! I've been in Texas 11 years now, it was quite a culture shock, but it did not take too long to adjust. Even though I have not given up my Canadian Citizenship, I...
    Nov 2, '04
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  23. PICC Independent Contracting
    I love my job! I am sooo glad I'm not on the floor anymore. I am pretty much my own keeper. Sometimes my days are long, depending on how many picc's I do. Where do you live? I know some other...
    Nov 2, '04
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  24. PICC Independent Contracting
    Actually BARD has an on-line course that you can take, then you need someone to precept you. In the past it has always been three successful sticks, but since we have evolved to u/s at the bedside,...
    Oct 22, '04
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  25. Just want to say HI!
    I have been nursing for 11 years, 8 of those years the oncology field, and have spent the past three as an IV therapist. I currently work as a full-time PICC nurse. I like to think I have a pretty...
    Oct 22, '04
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings


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