Quote from gregpezzuti
hey everyone need some help here
Im a 10yr plus experienced RN with a background as IV nurse with many PIV and midline insertions and have taken the online BARD PICC cert but how do I get hands on experience to take wherever I wish?
The most important things with PICCs is to go through the process of qualification and know that the education is never finished. PICC qualification (sometimes called certification) is reached after 1) completing the required curriculum (in a class or through DVD/online), 2) performing a simulated insertion and then doing 3) supervised insertions (3-5 or more) on patients to the point of competence.
The curriculum you will need for first time PICC placement are Basic PICC Qualification Training
and Inserting PICCs with Ultrasound.
These continuing education classes are available through our website in an online format. The online class allows you to print your manual to study with, watch the online program, take the test, print the certificate (that includes CNE credits) and
can go back and review any part of the class for an entire year from the date of purchase. At the back of the manuals are Competency Assessment forms
which you can use as a guide for the Simulated Supervised Insertion and their first 3 to 5 Supervised Live Insertions. To purchase go to www.piccexcellence.com
, create a login and click on PICC Education
then chose Online Education,
Study to purchase.
I understand you need a location to go and perform insertion to attain your competence. These are some of the locations that we refer to for Precepting (no guarantee that they are still offering the service):
Trends in Central Venous Catheters
Course length: 4 days
Enrollment: Limited to 4
Contact Hours: 34.5 (Type 1)
Call Dorothy Fields at (713) 745-0018 to register
large teaching facility in Burlington Vermont.
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Manager PICC Team
$400.00 per day and they recommend 5 to 10 days of training
Judi (Ayres) Mahurin, RN, BSN, RT(R)(M)
Clinical Nurse/IR Manager
Lehigh Valley Healthcare Network
Vera Deacon or Sharon Steager
I hope this information is helpful. I am happy to clarify any other questions you may have, please contact me anytime. Check out our website, it is designed to make ordering easy and provide information on PICCs.
Nancy Rene League (for Nancy Moureau)
Customer Service Mgr
PICC Excellence Inc.
888 714-1951 toll free
706 377-3360 office
706 377-3359 fax
904 327-9961 cell