VAD INSERTION

The varying terminology surrounding Midline Catheters

The varying terminology surrounding Midline Catheters

Vascular Access Devices (VADs) are divided into two basic groupings, peripheral and central. The group delineation is determined, primarily, by the catheter tip termination position, rather that the insertion site. Peripheral catheter tips remain in the periphery, terminate distal to the subclavian or femoral vein, and are optimal for intravenous medications that are peripherally compatible.

Midline Catheter at home

Midline Catheter at home

This pandemic has confirmed a reality for us: hospitals are for acute patients. Although this is not new, we are now able to put it into action: now more than ever our home is our shelter. Home health care, specifically in the field of vascular access, IS feasible.

How to locate the tip of a PICC

How to locate the tip of a PICC

Pros and cons of the tip position methods Today, the peripherally inserted central catheter, PICC, is a widely used vascular acces device. Its use is spreading, thanks to a simple and fast insertion technique. This allows nursing teams to increase efficiency in the...