picc certification

  1. I am looking for a certification class/ seminar on inserting picc lines in Pa. I was told by one of the IV nurses that work for the pharmacy company that my facility uses, that there is one in the allentown, Pa. area. Does anyone know anything about this? It is supposedly offered through a community college? I am interested in obtaining this certification, but having difficulty finding anything coming up on the search engine. Thanks, Tracy
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  3. by   rockchalk_jayhawk
    I took my PICC line insertion certification in 9/00. The Clinical Education Manual was sponsored by a pharmaceutical company called BD Medical. This was in Kansas so Im mot sure if this will help or not. Here is a phone # and address.

    1-800-227-2918

    BD Medical
    9450 South State Street
    Sandy, Utah 84070

    Apria Healthcare was the sponsor (1-800-726-3481) This information may get you no where or it may provide you with the information you need. Good Luck.
  4. by   LadyFree28
    Medtexx.com has Certification workshops for IV Therapy as well as PICC certification. They have specific Schedules, Pricing, and locations. I hope this helps and good luck!:spin:
  5. by   panurse101
    Quote from LadyFree28
    Medtexx.com has Certification workshops for IV Therapy as well as PICC certification. They have specific Schedules, Pricing, and locations. I hope this helps and good luck!:spin:

    Thank you for the information, I am looking up the website for Medtexx.. to see what they have available. Thank you again, Tracy
  6. by   bobnurse
    Call Bard Medical....They make the groshong PICCS.....They do classes all over....You could probably host a class for them and they'll do it for free.....Especially if you use bard products.
  7. by   Crazynurse68
    contact the INS- Infusion Nurses Society- There is not a certification for PICC insertion-- you can take a class and be verified according to them-
  8. by   Crazynurse68
    there is a self-study program- www.PICCexcellence.com ----I saw on line-

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