I am in a smaller metro/rural hospital that is growing at an extremely rapid rate (65 beds now going to 100+). In 2005 we placed 180 PICC lines. Our "team" of 2 is based out of radiology/diagnostic services. We place at the bedside using ultrasound placement only. We place all types of picc lines (Bard- double/triple/groshong/non-groshong/power) using MST and ultrasound. I am looking to survery for the following questions:
1. Do one or two nurse go to place the PICC line?
2. What are your hours of service for PICC onsite vs on-call?
3. Do nurses placing the PICC do the evaluation of the xray?
4. Do you have a intervential radiologist in house that also can place?
Any other insight would be greatly appreciated. THANKS for your time and help. :kiss