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A peripheral IV placement is a small flexible tube placed in a vein of the hand or forearm. The catheter is advanced into the vein over a needle, which is subsequently withdrawn, leaving the flexible tube in place. The catheter is secured to the skin using tape and/or a clear transparent dressing.
Peripheral intravenous catheters (IV placement) are sufficient for fluid and electrolyte administration, many antibiotics, and to provide general venous access. Peripheral venous catheters are generally left in place for only 2 – 3 days, and then must be reinserted at another site.
Reasons to Choose Epicc Michigan
Peripheral IV Placement, is an essential skill in nursing that does require skill and finese to master. A recent study found that on average, it requires 2.8 attempts by a practitioner to gain access.
Multiple attempts usually result in increase cost to the facility and increased morbidity of the patient. Epicc Vascular experienced nurses will always utilize ultrasound needle guidance to ensure a succesful IV placement.
With innovative technology IV Placements can reduce costs by allowing placement of intravenous lines through ultrasound guidance. No need for tip placement verification through X-ray.
EXPERIENCE: The specially trained nurses here at EPICC Vascular Michigan can safely place IV lines at the bedside of patients, avoiding the cost of surgery or a special procedures team. To find out more about IV placements and how EPICC can help, call us today at 810-202-1004.
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.