We recently expanding our "PICC Team" to a Vascular Access Team and incooperating other services. I am new to this service. The team was somewhat operating on maintaining a list of type of patients that they would not consider for PICC placement, such as CF pts. I would like to have a good rational for excluding a certain population if there is a practice to do so. Are your practices maintaing a automatic disqualifing list? Does anyone maintain a list of hx of difficult or failed attempts for automatic referral to IR?
Debra Rivie RN