Vascular Access
Patient and Family Resources

For Patients and Families

Needles and bandages can be scary, especially for children. The Vascular Access Team at Cincinnati Children's offers a few photos of what we do so you can be better prepared.


Looking for a vein for a PICC insertion using ultrasound guidance



PICC insertion in interventional radiology



Starting a peripheral IV on the unit 


PICC insertion at bedside. 

PICC insertion at the bedside


PIV placement using ultrasound.

PIV placement using ultrasound


PIV site. 

PIV site


VAT nurse doing Touch Look Compare with unit RN.

Teaching a caregiver about the Touch, Look and Compare poster (Download in English, Spanish & Arabic).