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Epicc Vascular has achieved over 90% success rate in catheter declotting, which is the best rate in the industry. The recommended method for declotting a PICC Line is based on the type of catheter occlusion. There are two types: complete occlusion and a partial occlusion. A chest x-ray must be completed to verify PICC line tip placement prior to administration of Cathflo.
Reasons to Choose Epicc Michigan
A catheter that has no blood return and allows infusion is a partially occluded catheter. A catheter that has no blood return and does not allow infusion is a complete occlusion. A partial occlusion can be resolved with a direct instillation of Activase.
This method can be repeated twice. When the occlusion is not resolved after a second attempt, the catheter must be replaced or removed. Declot of a midline is not recommended. All catheter declots should only be attempted by nurses who have completed a certification course due to the risk of bacteremia.
Insertion of a peripherally inserted central catheter is only half the battle. PICCs must be asceptically cared for and maintained if they are to be of continued use throughout the entire prescribed therapy. Also, proper care and maintenance allows for early detection of any complications that may arise.
The specially trained nurses here at EPICC Vascular Michigan can safely place most PICC lines at the bedside of patients, avoiding the cost of surgery or a special procedures team. To find out more about PICC line declot 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.