Continuing with the PICC line
theme, Anthony Marshall spoke of his experiences using real time tracking and ECG PICC tip positioning at Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District.
This year's award was shared by Tania Berkett and Andrea Walford (Hawkes Bay) for their article, 'Nurse Led PICC Line
Service--the Hawkes Bay Experience,' published in the September 2013 issue (Volume 41, Number 2).
A PICC line
is a peripherally inserted central catheter.
Confirmation of PICC line
placement should also be determined by an appropriately qualified health professional, and there needs to be further clarification on 'informed consent' processes.
Moreover, "The patient can receive their needed therapy at home or in an outpatient infusion center with a PICC line
If a nurse accepts an assignment to, for example, insert/remove a PICC line
or review an electronic fetal monitoring strip, he/she is individually accountable for carrying it out competently and safely, along with functioning within the parameters of the legal scope of nursing practice.
So now I'm taking anti-biotics through a picc line
on my left arm," she shared.
All patients had either a midline, CVC, or PICC line
placed during their NCU stay.