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Cuero, Texas: Cuero Regional Hospital is now offering PICC (peripherally inserted central-line catheters) line insertion services in their Day Surgery Department.
The hospital currently has Jennifer Janssen, RN,BSN and Becky Mikesh, RN, two trained nursing professionals on staff performing PICC line insertions Monday through Friday.
PICC lines benefit patients needing long-term intravenous access for antibiotics, chemotherapy, and blood draws, to name a few.
PICC lines can be in place from a couple of days up to a year which helps to prevent patients from multiple intravenous (IV) starts. A PICC line can avoid an invasive surgical procedure required to place a long term central catheter since it is safely placed at the bedside by a specially trained nurse.
"Many patients like the benefit of a PICC and avoiding the pain involved in repeated punctures with short term intravenous (IV) starts". The goal is to deliver vascular access to patients needing certain medical needs in a safe, non-invasive method that can give patients a quick return to normal activities, said Jennifer Janssen, ICU/PACU/Day Surgery Director at Cuero Regional Hospital.
For more information or to make your appointment, please call 361-275-0529. Patients must consult their doctor and acquire a doctor's order before making an appointment.
Cuero Regional Hospital is located at 2550 N. Esplanade in Cuero, Texas and offers an ED- Level IV Trauma Center, on-staff General Surgeon, and a TeleStroke program. For more information, please visit www.cuerohospital.org or call (361) 275-6191.