Early PICC placement prevents "vein wasting" on patients.
Reduces uneccesary needle sticks to patients.
The patient will maintain a good dependable IV access and avoid missed doses for the entire admission and continuing at home.
PICCs reduce the risk of complications when compared to other central catheters.
Increases patient comfort and satisfaction.
Increases staff satisfaction by decreasing frustration dealing with difficult starts
Low cost bedside placement compared to in-house team or radiology placed lines.
Lines can stay up to 6 months
Cost savings associated to Decrease length of stay (LOS)
Trained PICC RN can place the catheter in the patient's room saving both physician ad O.R./Radiology Time
Eliminate PNEUMOTHORAX, HEMOTHORAX, and AIR EMBOLISM
Long Term IV Therapy
Medications Requiring Central Venous Access:
Medications Irritating to the Peripheral Veins:
Patients with Limited Venous Access
Long Term Therapy
Lines are inserted using the proven Modified Seldinger Technique (MST) using a small needle to access the vein allowing for less discomfort after insertion