I am wondering how any other facilities "manage" their picc lines. We are a 600+ bed hospital. We place 150-200 Picc's a month. We leave our Piccs with a biopatch, statlock and tegaderm dressing. After that the nurses have policies and supplies to deal with any issues from clots to dressing changes. We are available for consultation but basically we Picc and run!
I have a few issues with this. Our facility tracks CRBI's and if one occurs, of course all eyes are on us. However, we feel like, "I put that in a month ago and heaven knows what has happened since".
What are other facilities doing? We would obviously have to address our staffing to manage dressing changes and troubleshooting.