New York House Call Physicians:
Your Doctor in the Family have experienced doctors
and nurses who can insert multiple types on
intravenous lines and catheters in your home,
office, nursing facility, or hospital-setting.
The following types of IV lines
can be placed throughout New York City, NYC,
and its boroughs including Queens, the Bronx,
Brooklyn, and Staten Island: peripheral IV lines,
Midlines, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
(PICC lines). Note that double and triple lumen
Midline Catheters and PICC Lines are available.
Real time ultrasound-guidance is used for each
Midline and PICC insertion.
Maximum barrier sterile technique
is used for every Midline and PICC line insertion
to prevent infection.
All PICC line insertions are
performed with immediate follow-up by portable
chest X ray to confirm placement. These X rays
are read by both the PICC nurse at the time
of insertion and a Board-Certified Radiologist.
New York House Call Physicians'
protocol for Midline and PICC line insertion
require a doctor’s orders and information
as to the medication being infused.
Patients will be instructed
on care of the PICC line although we strongly
advise you let an experienced PICC nurse perform
follow-up checks of the PICC line and dressing
changes which are recommended weekly.
New York House Call Physicians with further
questions regarding intravenous line insertion.