About Us

Wisconsin Vascular Access Service is a team of highly skilled Board Certified RN's educated in the use of ultrasound guidance and vascular access technologies. We service 24/7/365 (including weekends and holidays), collaborate with the treatment team and perform a thorough assessment of the patient need and provide the most appropriate vascular access device.

Our 100% RN staff receive ongoing education in the use of ultrasound, ECG technology, CXR review and vein anatomy and preservation. We adhere to the AVA (Association of Vascular Access) and ASDIN (American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology) guidelines for the preservation of peripheral veins in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Facts about Wisconsin Vascular Access Service

  • Company started in 2009
    • Over 27,000 PICC Line Placements
    • Over 11,000 Peripheral IV Placements
    • Over 5,800 Midline IV Placements (started placing Midlines in August 2013)
    • Evaluate CXR for proper tip placement: With ECG guided placement, over 80% of our PICC lines do not require post-procedure CXR
  • More than 8,400 Procedures performed in 2016 with 98.9% Success rate
  • Thirty Registered Nurses all highly skilled with Ultrasound for venous access
  • Servicing 11 hospitals and LTAC’s in Milwaukee, Racine, Ozaukee, Waukesha and Zion, IL with service expansion to additional areas
  • 24/7/365 Coverage; Most services completed within 4 hours
  • Collaborate with health care team: Assess, Recommend and Advocate for the most appropriate venous access device to optimize patient outcome
  • Emphasis on Vein Preservation: Chronic Kidney Disease, Limited access points
  • Avoid multiple IV access attempts and restarts which cause pain and stress and decreased patient satisfaction.  Our Team's access rate is 1.09 attempts.
  • Implement & maintain evidence based practices to prevent central line-associated bloodstream Infection according to most recent National Patient Safety Goals
  • Continuous Quality Improvement-Team Members have presented Nationally and Internationally on outcomes
  • Patient Advocacy and Staff Education are the foundation of our practice
  • Our Nurses are Board Certified in Vascular Access by the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC)  www.vacert.org and members of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) www.avainfo.org.
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