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Epicc Vascular Michigan seeks to provide healthcare facilities with the highest quality Mobile Vascular Access Services. Epicc Vascular Michigan’s contracts are flexible and tailor-made to meet the ever-changing needs of your health care facility. We are a mobile vascular access company, that provides same-day services. We offer bedside line placements, discontinuation of lines, trouble shooting, vascular consultations, dressing changes, line de-clotting, policy/procedure review & development, and hands-on staff education.
Vascular Access Services
ULTRASOUND GUIDED PICC INSERTION
A PICC line is a long flexible catheter that is inserted via ultrasound guidance in the upper part of either arm into the basilic, brachial or cephalic veins. The tip rests in the Superior Vena Cava, in the chest right above the heart. After PICC line placement, onfirmation of proper tip placement will be confirmed by chest x-ray or ECG tip location system. PICC lines are often used for patients who need long term IV antibiotic therapy. They can also be used for patients needing IV nutrition, or who have compromised IV access. They are a type of central access device, and provide long-term more durable IV access for patients who need them. They can also be used for compromised IV access or with a history of multiple IV attempts. PICC lines can also be used for blood draws.
PICC lines are removed following a physician order, when therapy is completed or complications arise. The first PICC dressing change is 7 days after initial insertion, unless dressing integrity is compromised sooner. A dressing should be changed 48 hours after insertion if guaze is present on the insertion site. After that, the sterile dressing is changed every 7 days.
ULTRASOUND GUIDED MIDLINE INSERTION
A midline is a long flexible catheter that is inserted via ultrasound guidance in the upper part of either arm into the basilic, brachial or cephalic veins. The tip rests near the axillary region (under the armpit area). A midline catheter should be placed whenever IV access is difficult, requiring multiple attempts, or losing multiple IV sites, or having a hard time establishing IV sites. They are also great for some IV antibiotics not to exceed 29 days. After insertion, the line may be used to infuse medications. Occasionally can be used for blood draws.
ULTRASOUND IV INSERTION
Ultrasound guidance is best practice for patients who are vasculary challenged. This improves patient satisfaction by reducing the amount of needle sticks. Let our staff perform your difficult IV starts. Working with our vascular access team eliminates frustration, and minimizes patient discomfort. Peripheral intravenous catheters are sufficient for fluid and electrolyte administration, many antibiotics, and to provide general venous access. Peripheral venous catheters can be left in place until there is clinical indication for removal (complications) or no longer necessity.
Michigan Mobile Vascular Access Services
Why Partner with Epicc Vascular Michigan?
Benefits of Using Epicc Michigan
- Improve Patient Safety and Patient Outcomes
- Increase vascular access device placement success rate of greater than 98% compared with staff nurses who only occasionally insert a PICC line 50-70% (Java 2004)
- Using highly specialized and trained nurses who work in the vascular access field everyday
- Increase patient satisfaction
- Eliminate the responsibility of staffing, providing benefits, sick calls, and maternity leaves
- Improve data collection on catheters to enhance staff education and awareness
- Provide patients with teaching/discharge instruction
- Supply materials (i.e. ultrasound, custom PICC tray, tip location system, & tip confirmation system) at a flat rate
- Free up Interventional Radiology (IR) suite for higher reimbursement cases
- Increase profits for radiologist and facility/cost-effective compared to in-house radiologist placed line
- Provide flexibility to the healthcare facility via tailor-made contracts
- Increase productivity and time management for your staff
“Real World” Nurse Education
At Epicc Vascular Michigan, our heart is for the patient. We provide hands-on education for nurses in IV Therapy and Vascular Access Device (VAD) care and maintenance. With that in mind, our goal is to help each patient with a vascular access device by training nurses in the correct care and maintenance of these devices. With this proper training, we can help our partner facilities decrease their Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) and other infections, due to poor care and maintenance of their patient’s lines.