I just was hired as a new grad to a Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospital and I have one week to prepare: Review disease process, etc, and was wondering if anyone knows if there are there frequent IV starts in long term care settings? I would think most patients would have PICC, Port-A- Caths or other semipermanent lines since the more temporary peripheral IV starts are only good for 72 hours, not long term. I was hoping to finally get some IV start experience since that skill I am lacking. ANY help to answer my question, especially from those who work in LTAC settings, is GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks in advace.