Greetings, and Happy Friday!
I had a visit from my manager yesterday and sheÂ gave meÂ notice that we can look into developing an IV team at our hospital.Â I'm thrilled......great to see something like this coming down the pike!Â We've never had an IV team at our facility, and I'd very much like to do this right from the start.
I'm looking for a model of how other facilities handle this staff and hours-wise.Â We have an average daily census of approximately 300 patients.Â I'd like to have all IV team members cross-trained in PICC placement.Â
If you're already doing this at your facility I'd love to know how you cover, and how it's working for you.Â If there's a model out there for setting up a team I'd like to hear about it.
Alma Kooistra CRNI