I am a 20 year Critical Care Nurse who has been placed in charge of the IV team. The IV team is composed of very mature RN (25-30+ yrs), but the nurse have basically been doing PIV insertion and care on the Med/surg floors. There are 2 of the 10 nurses on the IV team who are competent/certified for PICC line placement. My facility is changing its goal to have the IV team better "utilized". My delimma is this: First I need train ALL the staff to insert PICC (not a problem have the plan for this) but also develop protocols for placement of PICC Lines. My facility has 5-6% inflitration and 4 % Phlebitis rate, the goal is to reduce these rates by inserting more PICC. Not sure how many PICC were inserted by the IV team in the past, still researching, but If anyone has information or suggestion for PICC line Protocols, I would greatly appreciate it.