PICC line/radiology workshops, need one fast!

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    Hello,

    I'm soon to be between jobs and have an opportunity to be trained in
    radiology. The employeer wants some experience placing PICC lines.
    Does anyone know of a course I can take? I would be able to travel anywhere in the nation to take it. If it was part of a larger radiology or skill course that would be great.

    Thank you in advance

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    I work in radiology but the nurses don't place PICC's in my hosp, the Rads do. However, the nurses that work for most Home Health companies that specialize in IV therapy in our area are PICC-trained. I bet if you contacted any of your local Home Health agencies, they would be able to tell you where their nurses are trained. You might not have to travel far! Good luck!
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    PICC nurse here. Try the Bard website, they have a training module. I can tell you, it gets easier after the first thousand.
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    Quote from paisano
    Hello,

    I'm soon to be between jobs and have an opportunity to be trained in
    radiology. The employeer wants some experience placing PICC lines.
    Does anyone know of a course I can take? I would be able to travel anywhere in the nation to take it. If it was part of a larger radiology or skill course that would be great.

    Thank you in advance
    Go to the INS (Infusion Nurses Society) Website. There will probably be links to companies who educate in PICCs there or some way to find someone. PICC's are not exactly just long IV's. There is a fair amount of things to know to be considered experienced.
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    I have been PICC certified since 1990. There is a learning curve with this skill and it is not as easy as it seems at first.......you do not become an expert overnight. The overall basic knowledge base is big and things like troubleshooting and the little tricks that make the insertion a positive experience for the patient and inserter come from practice and time. I am not discouraging anyone, I just want nurses to understand that this is a higher level skill than putting in a peripheral and that you all have a license to protect as well.


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