McCready Health Offers Intravenous Therapy Services

McCready Health is pleased to now offer intravenous (IV) therapy services for patients prescribed short-term and long-term treatment plans.

For IV therapy needed for more than three days but less than 29 days, a midline is a good treatment option. A midline is a peripherally inserted catheter whose tip does not enter the thorax and is not considered a central line. Midlines are appropriate for patients with veins that are difficult to access and for lab draws.

If therapy is needed for an undetermined amount of time, a PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line may be a better option. The tip of the catheter is centrally located, allowing for the administration of chemotherapy, antibiotics or nutrition, as well as blood draws.

While the risks involved with PICC and midlines are minimal, one of the most serious concerns is infection. McCready Health’s Vascular Access Team has received extensive training in the care and maintenance of these lines in a sterile environment while adhering to strict CDC guidelines to ensure patient safety. X-rays are taken after the insertion to ensure the catheter is positioned correctly.

PICC and midlines can be placed in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, and all eligible patients will be evaluated by McCready’s Vascular Access Team. Once evaluated, eligible patients can be scheduled quickly, without delay.

For more information or to schedule your procedure, please call (410) 968-1200, extension 3290.

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