Sonosite USGPIV Care Pathway Program

Care Pathway Program PIV

The new Sonosite USGPIV Care Pathway Program helps providers make ultrasound-guided peripheral IV insertion a highly effective option for DVA and other patients

While nearly all patients require a peripheral IV (PIV) during their hospital stay, this procedure can be complicated when treating difficult venous access (DVA) patients experiencing dehydration, obesity, advanced age, or a history of intravenous drug abuse, and/or various chronic diseases.

The new Sonosite USGPIV Care Pathway Program can help providers master ultrasound-guided peripheral IV insertion with the goal to improve patient and staff experiences, clinical outcomes, and reduce the total cost of care.


  • Help to minimize risk and complications of vascular access devices
  • Lower costs by reducing direct labor and materials
  • Limit time spent on multiple attempts and unnecessary line escalation
  • Reduce patient pain, fear, anxiety and frustration often associated with IV insertion
  • Increase or improve clinician satisfaction by building confidence in achieving first stick success

See how St. Joseph’s Health Care System uses ultrasound-guided peripheral IV insertion to achieve one-stick success.



The FFSS PIV Course is intended for healthcare professionals and not for patients or consumers. The information provided in the course is provided for general educational purposes, as a convenient quick reference and a supplement to professional experience, education and training, and should not be considered the exclusive source for this type of information. The information provided in this course does not replace or supersede device labeling, including instructions for use, which accompanies any FUJIFILM Sonosite product. At all times, it is the professional responsibility of the practitioner to exercise independent clinical judgment in each particular situation. Fujifilm assumes no responsibility or liability for any misuse of course information.

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