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  1. Morata, Lauren MSN, CNS, CCRN, CCNS
  2. Ogilvie, Carrie DNP, CNS, ACNS-BC
  3. Yon, Jackie MSN, RN, CCRN, CENP
  4. Johnson, Allison MSN, RN, CCRN


An ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous (UGPIV) quality improvement project occurred in an 849-bed tertiary care hospital with a goal to reduce the use of central lines, in particular, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Since implementation, PICCs have decreased by 46.7% overall, and 59 nurses in-hospital are competent in placing UGPIVs. Placement of UGPIVs by the bedside nurse is a key initiative in decreasing PICC use and, potentially, infections.