I just wanted to check in and see what everyone is doing with PICC consents. We currently are doing 2,800 PICCs per year and have 3 nurses on days and evenings with one on nights. We made an excellent PICC video for staff to show patients and families so they can obtain consent. Our legal department is okay with this.
We are a Vascular Access Service. We do PICCs and peripheral IVs. We access and deaccess IP, cover 6 hospitals and run all day.
To add consents back into the mix, we won't get anything done. Is there research that shows the PICC nurse obtaining consent is best practice? Especially if we have a video that has us doing the talking. We always ask the patient or family if there are any questions before we begin. We also give every patient or family a flyer with frequently asked questions.