Neonatal PICC Qualification Training ProgramSAVE!! BUNDLE ALERT!!
This course is part of the Neonatal PICC Insertion Bundle
Total price for all 4 courses included in the bundle is ONLY $545.
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The course begins with vascular access options for the neonate, definitions of vascular access devices and PICCs. Comprehensive information is then provided regarding all aspects of PICCs including:
- Define peripherally inserted central catheter by acknowledging the Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice designation for terminal tip location for neonates
- List the advantages and disadvantages of PICC placement
- State the indications and contraindications for PICC placement
- Review major anatomical features of veins
- Describe the main and alternate veins utilized for insertion of catheters with neonates and infants
- State considerations for patient selection and parental involvement
- Describe the proper measurement procedures for all possible insertion sites
- Describe ways to reduce trauma in neonates requiring vascular access
- List the steps of the PICC insertions procedure as related to neonates
- Describe the procedures for managing catheter malposition
- Explain neonatal care and maintenance procedures acceptable for use with PICCs including flushing and dressing changes
- Recognize potential complications associated with the use of PICCs
Ultrasound is strongly recommended as a safety component of PICC insertion. In the past ultrasound insertion for pediatric and neonatal PICC placement has not been well accepted. The trend now is to incorporate this technology to add a level of competence that improves success, allows for expanded vein selection and provides more options for improved outcomes with neonates. Ultrasound cannot be learned in one or two lessons. In this course we introduce ultrasound as one of the options for insertion. In the beginning ultrasound can best be used for vein assessment and selection. As you gain in mastery add ultrasound guided needle insertion, especially when veins are deeper. Use of phantom vein pads to teach hand eye coordination is helpful in gaining skills with ultrasound guided needle placement. Using ultrasound for not only PICC placement, but also for ultrasound guided peripheral catheter placement will provide more opportunities for practice and lead to fewer overall attempts at device placement. Additional ultrasound courses are available to aid in understanding, provide tips and tricks while helping to facilitate your process through the learning curve with ultrasound. Simulation work and one on one coaching during insertions with a clinician experienced with ultrasound will greatly aid your understanding.
- successfully complete this course and the course post test
- print your continuing education certificate to use as proof of successful completion of a Neonatal PICC Training program.
- Begin your supervised, simulated insertion
- followed by supervised insertions on patients to the point of competency, comfort and confidence.
PICC training is a process and includes not just one course, but many courses. Continue to seek out educational opportunities including but not limited to ultrasound training, complication management, and tips and tricks in a variety of areas.
Another Consideration:As you continue to perform insertions you will reach a level of qualification to become certified. After 25 insertions and documentation of supervised competency you are eligible to apply for the CPUI Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter program. Following approval of qualification, a study guide is provided and sample test to assist you prior to completing the online proctored examination. Successful completion of the CPUI examination allows you to receive this professional designation, effective for a two-year period. An easy 3 step renewal process ensures you will retain your certification. Receiving this designation and maintaining your CPUI status places you in an elite group of expert clinicians who have demonstrated qualification, competence and knowledge necessary to provide the highest level of patient insertion and care with PICCs.
We wish you the greatest success in working with this fragile population. Your love and care for these children has a profound effect on their lives and their future.
Completion of this course meets and exceeds the requirements of all state, national and international groups specific to pediatric and neonatal PICC didactic training.
NOTE: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15304 Continuing Nursing Education also provided through Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-1594 FL