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Looking for US Guided Perpherial IV insertion policies and Nurse competencies.

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danfif has 8 years experience and specializes in Ultrasound guided peripheral IV's..

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I am piloting a program at our facility to train nursing staff in the ED to insert Ultrasound guided peripheral IV's and am in need of copies of policies and nurse competencies, or ideas from other facilities on how they are set up for this type of procedure.. Any help would be appreciated.

Dan

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iluvivt has 32 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion.

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Please send me a pm and I can help you with this.....all of our IV team does this.....its a little harder than it looks though and you have to put certain safequards into place. I did write the steps and protocol into our new peripheral protocol and can tell you what you need to do from our experiences and my recent search of the literature

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Our nurses trained to do this about 2yrs ago. It has made much progress since. This skill will be very helpful to your ED.

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Try PICC Excellence, Inc online. i saw the online courses and competencies. Good Luck.

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I would love some information as I am an ED nurse and was using the ultrasound machine successfully to insert IVs in difficult stick patients until my nurse manager questioned if this was in the nurse's scope and acceptable for me to do it.

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iluvivt has 32 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion.

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Yes...I can give you some current recommendations presented at the 2009 American Vascular Association in 2009...just PM me and I will give all I have.....there are more recommendations and restrictions than you would think in order to really practice safely. In addition. I have lots of practical experience and concur with AVA

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Madam PICC specializes in PICC nurse for 6 years.

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There is also a class offered at the AVA conference one of the breakout sessions she was very helpful when I made our policy and procedure, we made it very specific for the nurse.:):twocents:

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Rexie68 has 21 years experience and specializes in Vascular Access Nurse.

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All 27 nurses on our IV team are trained to insert peripheral IV's using ultrasound guidance. I can't imagine why your manager wondered if it were in your scope of practice...it's non invasive and you're not diagnosing anything. Our LPNs also use it when needed. I can't imagine not having that tool to help with very difficult IV sticks.

We don't have a specific policy, just that the nurses need to be trained to use it before doing it independently.

Good luck...and you'll be so happy you are using it!

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CRNI(R) has 34 years experience and specializes in Surgery, Home Health, Infusion Therapy.

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