I have reviewed the Texas administrative code and have found several articles supporting this practice. I would like to hear your interpretation of the code not just opinions please.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1433943-overview?src=emailthis reading from the references
An unlicensed tech that is proficient in PIV starts. Has annual competency. Has taken a didactic and practicum on USG-PIV placement with a mentorship of 1 year. Has a hospital policy in place. Does not do the procedure without an RN within close proximity. Accesses only the peripheral (cephalic, basilic of upper and lower arms.) veins not deep (brachial) veins of the arm. Allows the RN to access no stick zones (i.e. mastectomy, burn, fistula, etc.)
IYHO does this reflect the statue?