Care and Maintenance of PICC Lines

This program is highly recommended for anyone who cares for or maintains PICCs or any central device. Insertion of a peripherally inserted central catheter is only half the battle. PICCs must be aseptically cared for and maintained if they are to be of continued use throughout the entire prescribed therapy. Also, proper care and maintenance allows for early detection of any complications that may arise. In this program, we discuss, explain and demonstrate various aspects of PICC Care and Maintenance including:

  • Thorough site assessment
  • Flushing the PICC
  • Proper dressing changes
  • Blood sampling from the PICC
  • Declotting the PICC
  • Occlusions
  • PICC removal

At the completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe procedures for care of the PICC
  • Explain the declotting procedure associated with PICCs
  • Flush a PICC using proper flushing technique
  • Explain the importance of daily site assessment
  • Complete a dressing change
  • Explain how to remove a PICC

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.

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