Every day, there are thousands of people across the Hawaiian Islands who are in need of medication but have to endure the long waits at their doctors’ offices or at the hospital. Niki Garcia, co-owner of Epicc Vascular Hawaii, realized this problem when she attended a conference about home infusion therapy as a nurse. In August of 2016, she started Epicc Vascular Hawaii, which offers long-term therapy lasting from two to eight weeks in the comfort of the patient’s home, long term care facility, doctor office, or wherever the patient prefers. Niki is a Vascular Access Specialist and is called the “Vein Whisperer” by her patients, and her mission is to educate nurses on proper IV insertion, maintaining PICC lines (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters) and to improve efficiency in the current medical process for patients to receive on-time treatment (which has been a great problem in our islands).
Some of the services Niki provides are placing PICC lines, medi ports, and IVs and providing education to RNs. Her typical patient includes, but is not limited to, those who have serious infection, pregnant women, and the elderly. Her patients are screened and go through a series of criteria before being admitted as her patient. She genuinely cares about each and every person she meets and teaching others to give the highest quality patient care.
If you or someone you love is in need of Niki’s incredible service, please don’t hesitate to contact her at the above phone number, or fill out the form on her website.