Submitted by on Thu Nov 2 10:04:46 2006
At our hospital we've recently been requested to start an ej peripheral on several occasions. Â We haven't done so in the past, but we're starting to wonder if it's a valid request since so many of our patients have very limited access. Â We'd certainly be better at it than our residents and many of the attendings, but we have what is possibly an invalid fear of doing so. Â I know they must do this at some hospitals (and in fact we have a policy and procedure for doing so in our downloads section), but we can't seem to get ourselves to do this as a regular policy. Â Do any of you start external jugulars on a regular basis?
I remember one of our IV team members received her NP license and worked in the cardiac cath lab. She did ej's there. I can not think of her name. Maybe Jamie or Leslie can remember her name? She can talk about the learning curve.