Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters by Nurses using the Sonic Flashlight

David C. Wang, N.B. Amesur, Roberta Klatzky, A. Bayless, B. Mandella, C. Banks, Gaurav Shukla, and George D. Stetten
Clinical and Translational Science Day,, May, 2007.


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Abstract
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) are often placed in patients requiring multiple doses of intravenous (IV) medicine or multiple draws of blood samples. These are commonly done by experienced nurses on the IV team, who travel throughout the hospital to place these lines at the patient? bedsides (in lieu of a costly trip to the radiology department). PICC placement is ubiquitiously performed under ultrasound guidance, allowing the clinician visualization of the target vessel prior to needle puncture. We propose here the use of a new ultrasound device for guidance of PICC placement, and demonstrate its feasibility for use by IV team nurses on the hospital floors. We also demonstrate that IV team nurses can adapt to the SF quickly.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Human-Robot Interaction Group
Associated Project(s): Sonic FlashlightTM
Number of pages: 1

Text Reference
David C. Wang, N.B. Amesur, Roberta Klatzky, A. Bayless, B. Mandella, C. Banks, Gaurav Shukla, and George D. Stetten, "Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters by Nurses using the Sonic Flashlight," Clinical and Translational Science Day,, May, 2007.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Wang_2007_5888,
   author = "David C Wang and N.B. Amesur and Roberta Klatzky and A. Bayless and B. Mandella and C. Banks and Gaurav Shukla and George D Stetten",
   title = "Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters by Nurses using the Sonic Flashlight",
   booktitle = "Clinical and Translational Science Day,",
   month = "May",
   year = "2007",
}