Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South's Vascular Access Team increases patient’s comfort, reduces wait time and eases anxiety for patients requiring IVs and other vascular access lines. The Vascular Access Team has special training to:
- Start difficult IVs
- Insert IVs under ultrasound
- Insert PICC lines
- Insert EJ lines
- Insertion of PowerWand
- Obtain arterial blood gas levels
Lidocaine is used to numb the area when IVs and lines are being started to reduce any discomfort a patient may experience. The Vascular Access Team is in-house during peak hours from 7 am to 7 pm weekdays and on call at all other times.