Dimens Crit Care Nurs 2022 Jul-Aug 01;41(4):182-189
Kimberly Bagley, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, has worked in critical care first as a critical care nurse in both specialized (cardiothoracic) and nonspecialized (medical-surgical) intensive care units and currently as a critical care nurse practitioner in the medical-surgical intensive care unit at Duke Raleigh Hospital. She obtained her master of science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her postgraduate certificate in acute care from Duke University, and her doctor of nursing practice from Duke University.
Background: Ultrasound-guided (US-guided) peripheral intravenous (PIV) insertion is a skill used by specially trained nurses for patients with difficult vascular access. It can result in potential complications such as occlusive thrombus, phlebitis, infiltration, and pain. Complications can be prevented or minimized with clinical training to achieve competency. Read More