We are a 200 bed facility that does approx 60-80 PICCs a month. We have two part-time PICC nurses. I am wondering in other hospitals, what the realistic turn around time from a PICC order to actual insertion is. Do doctors and nurses have expectations that PICC lines can be ordered stat and will be placed within a few hours? Do you have regular hours that lines are placed and any new PICC orders have to wait until then? We are having debates with our ICU docs and nurses regarding ordering stat and emergent PICC lines, sometimes with the expectation that a PICC nurse should be available at all hours. We suggest that if the patient is that critical a CVC should be placed and then a PICC line can be inserted in a few days if it is indicated. Thank you in advance to anyone who can share their hospital practices.