Inserting PICCs with Ultrasound
Today’s technology is making the cost of portable ultrasounds ultra-affordable. Many hospitals have added portable ultrasound units to their IV team’s arsenal of tools for locating veins. Success rates for accessing veins have climbed steadily with the introduction of ultrasound. Inserting PICCs with Ultrasound includes an actual insertion, from patient education to final pressure dressing on the completed insertion. It offers 4.5 hours of continuing education and is best used in conjunction with the Basic PICC Qualification Training Program.
This Inserting PICCs with Ultrasound program covers the following topics:
• Introduction to Ultrasound
• Getting Started
• Choosing A Vein
• Imaging Veins
• Using the Probe
• Image Optimization
• An Actual Modified Seldinger Insertion Using Ultrasound
• Step By Step Explanation of the Procedure
This program is in video format and includes a manual that can be downloaded and used for future reference. Successful completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher is necessary to receive continuing education credits for this program.
NOTE: All programs are provider approved by:
•California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15304 PICC Excellence, Inc.
•Florida Continuing Education Provider # FBN 2224 FL
•This course is approved by Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) Reference Code PICC-2013-033.