My CNO wants references as to why I'm requiring labs (CBC, CMP, PT/INR) prior to placing a PICC. Does anyone have any besides what is on this site (sample P&P, competency checklist)? Are you even doing labs (if you aren't, do you have references for not doing them too)?
I'm a one man "PICC dept" (I do have a PRN person that rotates call with me), I work in Radiology, place all PICCs (30-45/monthis our avg), do stress tests, assist with biopsies, help at the desk and wherever else I'm needed in Radiology, start IVs, do film copies for legal firms, ohhh and I'm the facility resource coordinator (a supply/materials management thing) for the hospital.
and just to throw my two cents in....... I agree with no such thing as a STAT PICC, if it's needed that bad, a physician can be placing a line quicker. I do get called in at night and weekends for PICCs, but will tell them I'll do it in the morning if it's too late.
anyway, QUICK answers are REALLY appreciated, I need to answer the CNO