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Ozzie Downes
Sherlock
We recently purchased the Sherlock and have found that the sensor (the part that rests on the patients chest) is falling apart at the seam. We are handling these instruments like newborns and continue to have troubles. Is anyone else having the same or similar issues? Bard has been very supportive and is delivering replacement Sherlocks as needed. We just want to figure out what we can do differently.
Thanks...........Ozzie
clhunchusky
We love Sherlock. There is a
We love Sherlock. There is a learning curve, and yes Bard replaced a couple when we first started, probably due to our mishandling. They really are not that fragile and are such a great tool to have. Saves lots of time. Persistance is the key-once you get it, you'll be able to manipulate it to work for you! Bard as always, provided great support and resources during this journey.  Good luck! Cindy Hunchusky, RN/PICC Team/Harris Methodist Hospital/Fort Worth, Texas
Heather Nichols
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kgundrum
Heather - please

Heather - please disclose your affiliation with a competitor when asking a Bard customer to contact you for more information on a Bard product.

Ozzie Downes
 Don't get me wrong, we

 Don't get me wrong, we love the Sherlock as well. I'm sold on the usefullness of the product but am concerned about it's how frail it appears to be. Our team has gone thru at least 6 of them. We are looking for tips on maintenance/care of the product. I want to reiterate- Bard has been very supportive. I saw the new Sherlock at AVA, it seems to be much sturdier. Thanks for your help!

We have had an ongoing discussion at our hospital about the length of time a PICC can sit on the skin before it is repositioned. I was wondering if anyone knows of any research articles on the topic. Please share them with us ( as you know the best arg

kgundrum
Ask your rep to get you in

Ask your rep to get you in touch with someone on the Sherlock team at the home office.  They'll be your best resource.  None of my or my local partners' customers have had this problem, so no help here.  Good luck!

Heather Nichols
   kgundrum- sales rep for

   kgundrum- sales rep for Bard access system,

          Watch your step dude.  I have nothing to disclose.  A question was asked, and since I have experience with this device, I was going to answer.  I have made it a rule, if at all possible, to never give a public opinion about anyones products since I work for so many.  Do you have something to hide?  I certianly don't.  Not that it is any of your business, but first and foremost, I am a vascular access specialist who works full time placing PICC's (which include Bards, Boston, and Med-Comps) for University of Louisville Trauma Hospital in Louisville Ky..  I also work occasionally, but hold no contract with, Viasys, J & J Bio-Patch, and a few others.  I am one of the most devoted patient advocates, and unlike you, I only use products that I believe will benefit my patients.  I chose NOT to make public, some of the FACTS, not rumors, I have found out about Sherlock.  The Sherlock is a decent product, and everyone has their own opinions, thank God.  As long as a navigational device is used, the patient will benefit, but EVERYONE deserves to have answers, good or bad, to the questions on this Web site, and if I choose to answer them privately, you better thank your lucky stars I do.  I will be contacting Sara about your response.  It was uncalled for, and rude.

Heather Nichols RN BSN CRNI

Vascular Access Specialist

University of Louisville Trauma Hospital 

JoseDelp
Whoa Buddy!!!! You all can

Whoa Buddy!!!! You all can sure get fired up here!!!!

Jose Delp RN BSN

Clinical coordinator IV Team

Upper Chesapeake Health

Jose Delp RN BSN

CliClinical Nurse Manager IV Team

Upper Chesapeake Health

Mary E Selby-Carloni
I have found the Sherlock to
I have found the Sherlock to be a wonderful tool.  There is a learning curve.  Problems with the machine have been promptly handled by our Bard people, Bret and Phillip. It does not always work perfectly.  Some of the problems may have been due to our mishandling. It has helped me with difficult placements and even demonstrated that I was going transthoracically.  It is very important that we be patient and work with our product representatives in the development of new technology rather than trash them.  M. Elaine Selby-Carloni RN CRNI
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