We are a realatively new Picc team (9 months).
Recently, our Interventional Radiologist suggested we learn "free hand" USG needle insertion in addition to our needle guide attached to our probe.Â IR uses "free hand" and says that our success rate would increase if we learned to not rely on the needle guide attachment.Â IR feels we would access those deep vessels >3.5cm which is our deepest depth on our needle guide kits.Â We have a SiteRite 6.Â
Can anyone give tips on this skill.Â Naturally we are nervous and would like to hear from Picc Nurses.
Lois Rajcan, BSN, RN
Chester County Hospital
West Chester, PA