IV Service – vascular access support

Due to the current increase in demand across the Trust for Intravenous (IV) line placement, a team of mixed specialities from across the Trust have joined together to support this process.

This team, made up of staff from haematology/oncology, nutrition, anaesthetic, radiology imaging and gastro, will be based in the new Vascular Access Suite in Radiology and will provide the service from Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm at Heartlands. A provision will be in place at Good Hope which will run twice weekly and plans are being made to provide this at Solihull.

The specialist multi-disciplinary team will be able to ensure all patients are vetted to ensure the correct selection and placement of IV, PICC or mid-lines. It will be primarily for nutrition, IV antibiotics and haematology/oncology IV access .

This service is planned to launch on 14 August. Further details for staff will bin the Weekly Round-up.

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