Does anyone have a more recent revised VAD early assessment form.Â I have one with some info from 2002 MMWR (CDC) Guideline: Infusion Therapy planned for >6 days
I am looking for an easy form that can be done with the patients admission paperwork to help catch patients vascular needs early.Â I am hoping to include not only some meds, but some popular diagnoses that require appropriate VAD selection such as cellulitis; abscesses; SBO etc where the patient would benefit from a picc early rather than later.Â
We have an admission team who completes all admission paperwork, but they are not UTD with their vascular access knowledge.Â I am hoping to find a form that is simple and not time consuming for them to assist us in getting a consult for the patient and place our devices early in the patient's admission rather than when they are ready to be d/c home on iv abx.Â
Currently we only have one picc nurse here each day and with the number of orders we receive for line placements, it leaves very little time to do early assessments on patients and I would like to illicit the help of the admission team.Â
I appreciate any help you can give.