This CNE course is designed for nurses caring for the patient with a peripherally inserted central catheter or PICC. The use of this particular type of central venous access device is different in some ways from other types of central lines. Therefore, education related specifically to the PICC is crucial to the safe and effective use of this type of device.
In early 2021, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), recognized as the global authority in infusion therapy, released the updated Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. The INS sets the accepted standards for infusion therapy practice for all healthcare settings. This course is based on the current best practices as defined by the Infusion Nursing Society and other governing agencies such as the CDC, and FDA.
This course contains the skill check-off lists for the skills associated with providing infusion therapy via a PICC, these skills are completed with a preceptor. These competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution, via their designated preceptor. Each State Board of Nursing may have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of infusion therapy via central lines, and removal of PICCs. Each nurse will need to verify the rules within their own state's scope of practice.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: PICC Description
Chapter 2: Assessment and Preparations for PICC
Chapter 3: Infusion Product Review and Maintenance Guidelines
Chapter 4: PICC Care Procedure and Videos
Chapter 5: Complications
Chapter 6: Documentation, Discontinuation of Therapy