Sibley has introduced a new bedside vascular access team (VAT) staffed by PICC nurses who can insert PICCs, midlines and difficult stick peripheral catheters at the bedside. There is one RN onsite Monday-Friday to provide these services. Currently, the service is available on 7A, 7B and 6B and will soon be available on all inpatient units.
Contact Nathasha Hamler, mobile VAT team supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, MVAT_Support-Line@jhmi.edu or 410-288-2009 for guidance on the scope of the service and how to place orders in Epic. Ordering PICCs or midlines through IR may result in a delay.
For more information, view the VAT Service Overview and the VAT Service Provider Education.