TOTAL ACCESS VASCULAR SERVICES
We are a Colorado based company, locally owned and operated. We are available on demand for your vascular access needs. We have certified vascular access specialists to insert peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC)/ Mid-line catheters using ultrasound guidance, Modified Seldinger Technique, and utilizing the latest technology in Tip Confirmation. On site X-ray and lab services through:
ER Specialists Urgency Center
4194 Royal Pine Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920
Phone: (719) 250-3187
Fax: (719) 522-2723
WHY PARTNER WITH TOTAL ACCESS VASCULAR SYSTEMS
We believe in providing comprehensive vascular services in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We believe in educating our patients to achieve the best possible outcome in regards to their vascular access needs.
Some Advantages provided are:
- Early intervention will allow patients to be treated quickly.
- After Hours availability
- PowerPICC Provena- Smaller-diameter that maintain high performance for infusion therapy.
- Assessment of vasculature prior to attempted accessing
- Assessing patients prior medical history and labratory data
- Depth and size of vessel information
- Length of therapy
- Type of infusate
- The Sherlock 3CG* Tip Confirmation System (TCS) is confirmed at the bedside and infusion therapy can begin immediately without the need for a confirmatory chest x-ray.
- Fewer hours spent attempting to gain vascular access and needle sticks for the patient
- Fewer emergency room visits
NEED VASCULAR ACCESS ASSISTANCE?
We’re available Monday-Thursday, 11AM-10PM and Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM
CALL WITH VASCULAR ACCESS QUESTIONS
Our staff is ready for you Monday-Thursday from 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 A.M.- 10:00 P.M.
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ULTRASOUND GUIDED PICC INSERTION
A PICC line also known as (peripheral inserted central catheter) Is inserted into a vein, then threaded within the vein just above the heart in the superior vena cava (SVC) where it can provide intravenous access for up to 6 months or longer.
PICC lines are for patients with compromised IV access or with a history of multiple IV attempts, PICC lines effectively eliminate the tissue damage and pain that can result from repeated needle sticks.
A PICC line has a lower risk for infection than the other options.
PICC lines are removed following a physician order, when therapy is completed or complications arise.
The first PICC dressing change is 24 hours after initial insertion or if there is ever a gauze on the insertion site. After that, the dressing is changed every 7 days.
ULTRASOUND GUIDED MIDLINE INSERTION
A midline is a long flexible catheter that is inserted via ultrasound guidance in the upper part of either arm into the basilic, brachial or cephalic veins. The tip rests near the axillary region or underarm area. A midline catheter should be placed whenever IV therapy is likely to exceed 6 days. After insertion, the line may be used to infuse medications.
ULTRASOUND IV INSERTION
When you have patients who are vascularly challenged, Let our staff perform your difficult IV starts. Working with our vascular access team eliminates frustration, and minimizes patient discomfort.
Most importantly, patients receive necessary medications without delay and cost effective by reducing costs of catheters. The average size of catheter is 20g-18g. It is recommended that a peripheral IV site is rotated every 3 days.
Anticipated therapy of 7 days or less for solutions/medications that are non-irritant and non-vesicant (pH between 5 and 9, osmolarity <600mOsm/L.