Training Programs

Midline Catheter Insertion


Dates and Locations

  • February 5-6, 2019 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM 960 Rand Rd, Des Plaines, IL.
  • April 9-10, 2019 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM 960 Rand Rd, Des Plaines, IL.
  •  June 4-5, 2019 Time: 8:40 – 3:30 PM Rand Rd, Des Plaines, IL.
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Insertion and Maintenance of Midline Catheter – Accelerated Seldinger technique (AST Technique)

Midline catheters are peripheral IV catheters with the catheter tip at the level of or distal to the axilla. It does not require a chest x-ray or catheter tip verification. A midline provides reliable vascular access for patients with difficult intravenous access (DIVA). It is an ideal device for patients requiring 1-4 weeks of IV infusion therapy  such as antibiotics, IV hydration, or pain management. Midlines avoid multiple needle sticks to maintain peripheral lines and it reduces  thrombosis and central line associated bloodstream infections.

This 8-hour workshop teaches clinicians to use an ultrasound and insert midline catheter with the accelerated Seldinger technique (AST). AST has a simple integrated design that reduces risk of contamination and promotes speed of insertion.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees require excellent peripheral IV skills, knowledge of vesicant, irritant medications and hypertonic solutions. If needed, please  attend the IV refresher and skill enhancement program prior to attending the midline training program. 

Who should attend this training program

  • Registered nurses in acute and alternate care settings
  • Radiology, and respiratory technicians, if their scope of practice permits insertion and usage of midline catheter

On-Site Consultation and Training

Facilities may request consulting and customized on-site training to establish midline insertion teams. Services include:

  • Review of current practice and recommendations
  • Consultation on equipment selection
  • On-site training
  • One-on-one precepting and skills validation

Program outline and content:

  • Define Midline catheter
  • Explanation of patient selection criteria
  • Venous anatomy and midline insertion site selection
  • Equipment selection
  • Identification of veins using an ultrasound
  • Explanation of midline catheter insertion techniques (AST)
  • Use, care and maintenance of midline catheter
  • Measures to prevent and manage possible complications
  • Removing midline catheters
  • Documentation guidelines

Attendees will practice midline insertion by AST technique with an ultrasound on an advanced venipuncture aid


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