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Patients with dementia/delirium

BEDSIDE VASCULAR ACCESS SERVICE

Midlines and Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) offer long term venous access. Having the devices placed at the patients bedside reduces patient movement and exacerbation of their condition.

DESIRABLE OUTCOMES:

Reliable venous access.

A device from which bloods can be taken, IV therapies can be given and can remain insitu for duration of treatment.

Reduced risk of multiple venous punctures. Technical success is increased by using ultrasound guidance.

Vein preservation.

Patient discomfort minimised by using local anaesthetic.