PICC Line Insertion- MST Technique

Program outline

Day -1 8:30 AM – 4: PM – Didactic

  • Define peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)
  • Brief PICC insertion qualification guidelines
  • Select patients for PICC insertion
  • Review venous anatomy and insertion site selection
  • Select equipment for PICC insertion
  • Review maximal sterile barrier prevention and CLABSI prevention guidelines
  • Update routine care and maintenance of PICC
  • Prevent of possible complications
  • State PICC removal and documentation guidelines

Day 2 – 8:30 AM – 3: 30 PM  – Ultrasound Insertion Technique

  • Describe fundamentals of sonography
  • Identify blood vessels and PICC line insertion site with an ultrasound
  • Illustrate PICC insertion technique
  • Document PICC insertion
  • Review methods to verify catheter tip
  • Demonstrate PICC Insertion

Demonstration and Practice Session: During the practice sessions, attendees use an ultrasound to scan and locate veins each other, and then practice PICC insertion on a Blue Phantom vein and Peter PICC mannequin.