PICC/Midline Services : PICC/Midline Insertions

  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Acute Care Facilities (LTAC)
  • Nursing Homes and Sub-Acute Facilities
  • IV Pharmacy Providers
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Doctors' Offices
  • PICC Line Nursing Programs provide everything necessary for your facility to thoroughly and expertly bring PICC line insertion to the patient bedside. Not only do we insert the lines, we provide complete services, customized and specific for your agency or institution, to maintain them. While our inserting process remains essentially static to insure ultimate proficiency and clinical excellence to you and your patients, we work with you to develop the best program to meet your needs and expectations.
  • While we are the specialist concerning insertions, you are the authority of your facility. We understand this. We respect your expertise. Therefore, Infusion Nurse Specialists works with your departments such as Nursing, Quality Assurance, Radiology, Case Management, and Infection Control to insure customized programs aligns with your internal policies and procedures before and during insertion. We also provide education to your nursing staff for post insertion care and maintenance that adheres to your written documentation.
  • Not all treatment plans require IV access that is centrally paced in the Superior Vena Cava (SVC), midlines are also inserted using ultrasound technology to visualize the larger vessels in the upper arm and offer benefits of antibiotic treatment to facilities that cannot accommodate inserting central PICC lines. It is the length of the catheter that is the only difference. The inserting nurse is a specialist. Sterile technique is strictly followed. The equipment remains standard, as is our practice, and includes state of the art ultrasound technology and use of single to multi-lumened PICC line catheters.
  • Midline catheters are ideal for antibiotic treatment, IV fluids, blood products, or difficult IV access. They can be used for a longer period of time than conventional peripheral lines but a shorter duration that a PICC line lasting for approximately four weeks only. They are not suitable, however, for all infusion our staff or your pharmacy can assist in the decision process. Benefits of in-service education are numerous. Dates and times can be prescheduled allowing for maximum attendance and participation. We can address a variety of topics per your requirement or from various sources such as chart reviews, questions we have fielded, or simply generalized content. Further, topics can be exact such as care and maintenance, discontinuation of PICC lines, complication assessments and treatments, or documentation.

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