We are having such a descusion at our hospital.Â Patients are unhappy, staff are unhappy and the IV nurses are too busy.Â
Who is starting your IVs in your facilities?
How many staff do you have?
I know INS has their IV Data program you can purchase, but I would like some answers from others on this list.
Current practice and not what is in their book.
We have an IV Team for 500 plus bed hospital.Â Level II trauma center.
We place 250 PICCs per month and 1700-2100 IV starts per month!!!
We have 3 RNs on days, 3 on evenings and 1 on nights.
What are others doing, we can't keep this rate up.Â TOO busy and we need some bench marking to help with staffing.
We also travel to 5 other facilities that we own to place PICCs 5-15 times per month.
Please post responses.
Fort Wayne, In