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POC
Selling the idea of a PICC team to administration-help

Apparently, things are not as peachy as I thought with the PICC team starting up.  Now I need some ideas from you guys who have done this before.  What data do I need to collect?  How can I show that this would "make/save" money for the hospital.

Thanks,

Patrick

Bloomington Hospital of Orange County

Chris Cavanaugh
Many of the PICC
Many of the PICC manufacturers now have clinical support specialists that can help you get a PICC team started in your hospital, including data collection tools, presentations to administration, business plans to save the hospital money, etc.  You may want to start there. 

Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC

Jeff Hanks
Chris's suggestion is right

Chris's suggestion is right on in my experience.  (way to go Chris)  Our program was greatly enhanced when we reached out a few years ago to the PICC manufacturer we use.  They paid a consultant to come in and help guide me in writing a proposal.  In addition, I used that contact to do  some networking that has been Invaluable!

Jeff Hanks, CRNI-Vascular Access Nurse, Oaklawn Hospital.  Clinical Consultant, Navilyst Medical (formerly Boston Sceintific).

Jeff Hanks, CRNI-Vascular Access Clinical Specialist, Arrow International

POC
Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information guys. 

Patrick Cassidy, RN

Bloomington Hospital of Orange County

Patrick Cassidy, RN

Infusion Therapy

IU Healthcare Paoli Hospital

Chris Cavanaugh
You can also check out the

You can also check out the "Intravenous Team Implementation Module" from the INS.

INS1.org

 

Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC

RoseFeltner
Patrick,   I have some

Patrick,

 

I have some articles that could help.  I will try to email them to you. 

 

 

Timothy L Creamer
Patrick, please email me at

Timothy L. Creamer, RN

Clinical Specialist, Bard Access Systems

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