Ultrasound Guided Inserted Central Catheters by Professional Home Care (PHC
PHC is placing ultrasound guided Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters for patients at the bedside. This service is provided to ease patient scheduling, provide cost effective care, and release Interventional Radiology to be available for the complicated procedures. The order for PICC placement by an Ultrasound PICC trained nurses is generated on the patient’s chart by designating PICC placement with PHC/IR.
Ultrasound PICC trained nurses are available to both WMH and BGH. A direct beeper number 774-1620 reaches the team Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm with the last PICC insertion starting at 3pm. On weekends and holidays the PICCs are done 9am – 1p and are arranged by contacting the on-call nurse at 763-5600.
Call Sue A Taylor, RN Program Development Director at 763-5616 Ext 4263 for further information.