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  1. PICC bu$ine$$ info dump
    How did you get accounts when you first started your business? Is insurance for LLC through NSO adequate? How did you know what to charge? Did you supply your own piccs? Did you use tracking devices...
    Oct 23, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. Starting a PICC business
    Hi everyone! I've been putting in PICCs at the bedside for awhile now and its time to start my own LLC. I am having difficulty figuring out how to get this done. I need accounts! I have come to...
    Oct 23, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. Injection/infusion nurses, help! Are you in business for yourself?
    I've heard that it can take Medicare up to 6 months to pay. But if you go through a Pharmacy, and they bill it, its a lot easier on the nurse. I don't know yet what all of this involves, I've been to...
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  4. Clinical Nurse Specialist degree in Vascular Access
    so....how difficult was the CRNI exam? I am scheduled to take it in September and more than a little worried as my entire experience before I became the only PICC nurse for our hospital is in...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. Injection/infusion nurses, help! Are you in business for yourself?
    I, too, have been looking into my own business for placing PICC's in the nursing home, home, where ever! I have found that I should become an LLC from my attorney and am currently having a seach done...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. Flush and blood return
    I would really appreciate a few articles on this! At my hospital, I have orders for hep flushes and the hospital is questioning the need for it. I find it keeps piccs working optimally longer.
    Jun 12, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. PICC Nurses:  How long did it take you to become proficient
    When I first started doing picc's I wish someone would have told me to insert the wire slowly. It won't get hung up that way.
    Jun 12, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. 5 french vs 6 french PICC
    Thanks for the helpful hints, its most appreciated! Mary
    May 5, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. New PICC nurse needs help......PLEASE
    I've only been putting in PICCs for a year. I have put in over 500 in such a short time....and we're a small hospital. The need is just so great. I would recommend calling Bard.... they come out,...
    Apr 20, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  10. Now how did that happen!
    I went into the left basilic vein, which was larger that what i usually deal with. No history of surgery, pacer or ICD. It was a 6 fr picc. The picc wouldnt flush after placement, nor was there a...
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. IV certification
    Along with my PICC responsibilities, I do a few other things at my hospital. One of them is to teach IV's. This all sortof came about as I tend to be a pretty good stick and people would ask me to...
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. Now how did that happen!
    I've been putting in PICCs for nearly a year now. Yesterday, the darn thing tied itself in a knot about an inch from the tip! I couldnt remove it from his arm, so the patient had to be sent to IR to...
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  13. sherlock
    I use the Sherlock with every insertion. I wouldnt want to do piccs without it, actually. I know exactly where my picc is all the time. Bard has a deal with the shelock, our initial one was 1500, but...
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  14. 5 french vs 6 french PICC
    I always go with the triple lumen in either the ICU, OR, or ER. I really dont put in any single lumen PICCs, even on outpatients as they are usually either on more than one abt, or lack of trust in...
    Mar 14, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  15. 5 french vs 6 french PICC
    I'm glad I could add to the discussion. I think its great to have a place to come and discuss the PICC biz! There arent that many of us out there yet, yet being the keyword! Mary
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. 5 french vs 6 french PICC
    Hi I use 5 fr double lumen and triple lumen piccs and have beeen just recently going up to 6 fr triple lumens in the icu, er, and or. I use the bard power piccs as well. I do find that the gray and...
    Mar 10, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing


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