The PICC Site Assessment program defines site assessment and identifies the four reasons to perform a daily PICC site assessment. Throughout this program, the proper procedure for site assessment is described, as well as the key elements related to documentation. Documentation is an absolute necessity for an assessment to be considered complete. Specific criteria for measurement and assessment are identified to ensure consistency in practice. Finally, the importance of site assessment is reviewed as it relates to patient outcomes and the reduction of complications associated with vascular access devices.
Define site assessment
Identify four reasons to perform a central venous site assessment
Describe the site assessment procedure
Identify the key criteria for documentation
Discuss how a thorough site assessment can reduce the risk for complications
The program includes a manual which can be downloaded 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.
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