SERVICES WE PROVIDE
A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a long, thin tube inserted into the body through a vein in the upper arm with the end of this catheter goes into the Superior Vena Cava (SVC).
The PICC is used to infuse medication and nutrition, and also to draw blood when lab work is needed.
Use of a PICC is the more efficient option when a patient needs intravenous (IV) treatment over a longer period of time, or if maintaining IV access is difficult.
A PICC can also be used for Chemotherapy.
A midline is a long peripheral IV catheter placed into a peripheral vein, terminating near the axillae, distal to the shoulder. The same veins accessed for PICC placement in the upper arm are also used when inserting a midline.
Midlines are a great solution for patients with difficult IV access receiving non-vesicant and non-irritant therapy.
Midlines are contraindicated when there is a history of venous thrombosis, restricted blood flow to the extremities, and renal disease requiring peripheral vein preservation.
SMALL-BORE CENTRAL CATHETER INSERTION
Piedmont Vascular brings a whole range of vascular access capabilities and service excellence to every patient. When the upper extremities are limited, our clinicians can help ensure that your patient receives the appropriate vascular access device.
The techniques and devices we use are designed to significantly reduce potential complications.
Piedmont Vascular is one of few services able to provide your patients with short-term dialysis catheters. Our clinicians can coordinate insertion at the bedside to minimize interruptions in care while allowing efficient use of other resources and medical specialists.
Proper Ultrasound assessment of the vasculature is one of the most important aspects to be proficient in IV insertions. This skill helps to increase success rates while decreasing potential negative outcomes.
Use of Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV (USGPIV) has also become popular for inpatients who are requesting this method over regular IV insertions. This is because USGPIV has proven to be more successful, requires fewer attempts, and is less painful, resulting in increased patient satisfaction.
IMPLANTED PORT ACCESS
A port-a-cath, also referred to as a port, is an implanted device that allows easy access to a patient’s veins. A port is surgically-inserted completely beneath the skin. Ports must accessed under sterile conditions specifically with a Huber needle. Its design contributes to a
very low risk of infection.
It’s important to balance the clinical needs of patients with risks associated with any vascular device. This requires having processes in place for selecting devices. The association between thrombosis, infections and devices highlights why use of some devices should be considered with caution. Despite this knowledge, some devices may not be placed for clinically valid reasons. Piedmont Vascular can collaborate through those tough situations and provide the appropriate solution.
A board certified clinician can attend your skills blitz, provide a skills specific didactic course, or skill specific coaching to help your clinical employees obtain and maintain competency in a variety of vascular access related topics.
& LONG-TERM ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS
Piedmont Vascular will provide your facility and staff access to board certified vascular access specialists with experience and skills to provide your patients with the appropriate vascular access device.
Our practice is guided according to published clinical practice guidelines, using evidence-base practice to collaborate with your staff to ensure excellent patient care.
We follow strict HIPAA and HITECH standards because we know that keeping PHI safe is important.
Our bedside manner and ability to quickly build rapport with patients is second to none. We pride ourselves in our commitment to relational service towards your staff.
SKILLED NURSING, HOSPICE,
& LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
You want to care for your patients right where they are without having to "send them out." Piedmont Vascular clinicians are known for their consistency and reliability.
When we provide care for your patients they have our undivided attention.
& LONG-TERM PHARMACY
Your team is focused on being great at what they do. Piedmont Vascular's clinicians practice at the top of our niche while being flexible to many situations. Partner with Piedmont Vascular, we are dedicated to caring for the people of our towns and communities. Our dedication to service excellence for our region will help build value in your brand.