Service development of a nurse-led community-based PICC insertion service.

@article{Bedford2017ServiceDO,
  title={Service development of a nurse-led community-based PICC insertion service.},
  author={Eva Bedford and Dee Waterhouse},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={S22-S27}
}
Patients receiving intravenous therapy require reliable venous access. Typically patients with poor peripheral access or requiring long-term treatment from an outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) service need to receive secondary care input for safe central line placement, and radiological confirmation of the correct line tip placement where necessary, if treatment is to proceed as planned. Technological developments that enable accurate ultrasound-guided vein selection and electrocardiograph… CONTINUE READING