PICC Insertion Education – User comments

For the beginning inserter, the Basic PICC Qualification Training course qualifies you to begin PICC insertions using ultrasound guidance through didactic training and a practicum checklist. Patient insertions require local supervision and a competency check off prior to solo insertions. Below are the comments received from students who have taken this on-line training are come directly from the student evaluations:

What did you like most or find most helpful about this program?

  • “Concise information and easy to navigate” Patricia K. 8/15/16
  • “very thorough” Ruth B. 8/15/16
  • “good pace, well done videos” Karen O. 8/15/16
  • “Complete and easy to follow” Lucilla S. 8/14/16
  • “Did it when it was convenient for me” Susan S. 6/8/15
  • “the knowledge and importance of PICC insertions” Michael F. 6/8/15
  • “visuals” Sara A. 6/8/15
  • “The visual aids” Kristina G. 6/8/15
  • “able to pause program” Stacie K. 6/8/15
  • “Power Point” Samantha B. 6/8/15
  • “my own speed” Jane W. 6/9/15
  • “very good information” Fannie M. 6/9/15
  • “the video clip of an insertion that entered an artery” Sheree B. 6/10/15
  • “It covered the subject matter” Steffani B. 6/11/15
  • “the PICC insertion instructions” Douglas J. 6/11/15
  • “the ability to go back and read the material several times” Marla W. 6/3/15
  • “the detailed information” Mary J. 6/1/15
  • “pics” Robin W. 6/3/15
  • “I liked it all” Kelli S. 6/4/15
  • “very thorough and clear with great written materials too.” Paul W. 6/4/15
  • “Explanations with good visual presentations helped the most” Todd G. 5/8/15
  • “information about anatomy and vessel choices when placing PICCs was very helpful” Stefanie B. 5/8/15
  • “good review” Suzie L. 5/7/15
  • “easy to understand” Art W. 5/6/15
  • “the videos and pictures were extremely helpful” Jennifer B. 5/1/15
  • “speaker” Erick H. 4/29/15
  • “it was online” Shana B. 4/27/15
  • “it was very thorough and informative”  Lynn K. 4/26/15
  • “ease of understanding” Christine H. 4/24/15
  • “ultrasound pictures of veins vs arteries vs nerve bundles” Heidi M. 4/21/15
  • “everything” Enrico C. 4/21/15
  • “It allowed me to learn at my own pace.” Barbara C. 4/21/15
  • “you can complete the course on your free time” Elmer M. 4/21/15
  • “self-study” Troy G. 4/21/15
  • “the videos” Celida M. 4/20/15
  • “concise presentation” Wanda M. 4/20/15
  • “video” Blythe B. 4/20/15
  • “visual” Jill C. 4/15/15
  • “video” Tania R. 4/14/15
  • “good class with a lot of information” Rachael F. 4/14/15
  • “pictures” Michelle B. 4/12/15
  • “Thoroughness appropriate for topic” Christopher N. 4/10/15
  • “very precise” Gina E. 4/12/15
  • “informative” Kristen M. 4/10/15
  • “computer friendly” Helen C. 4/10/15
  • “on-line class” Olga G. 4/7/15
  • “variety of audio visual tools” Traci A. 4/8/15
  • “all components” Nancy P. 4/8/15
  • “Printed instructions followed the speaker” Cheryl C. 4/7/15
  • “potential complications section” Mitchell T. 4/7/15
  • “great videos” Jeannie M. 4/7/15
  • “It was very informative and gave me ideas on how to improve our policies” Susan N. 4/6/15
  • “covered a broad range of concerns/complications that may arise during PICC placement” Rebecca C. 4//15
  • “clear explanation of insertion and thorough education of topics” Kerry P. 4/2/15
  • “Visual effects of instructional video” Darlene C. 4/2/15
  • “layout was organized” ” I like the illustrations” Tiffany J. 4/1/15
  • “I liked the explanation” Casey B. 4/1/15
  • “visual aids” Joy W. 4/1/15
  • “manual plus lecture combination” Viviana D. 4/1/15
  • “Each section was very informative” Amber K. 3/29/15
  • “The ability to work at my own pace and pause the program, returning to it at a later time. Cheryl K. 3/29/15
  • “Verbal along with written information” Michele C. 3/30/15
  • “explanations were on a level easy to understand”
    Shannon M. 3/19/15
  • The organization and steps in performing the picc insertion. Also the list of contraindications.” Omar A. 3/19/15
  • “Liabilities and certifications” Michael B. 3/16/15
  • “combination of verbal and visual instruction to relay information” Kevin M. 3/16/15
  • “videos, her voice” Jane B. 3/5/15
  • ” Online, able to complete at my own pace. Very informative!” LaWanna M. 3/4/15
  • “video simulations” Kimberly K. 3/3/15
  • “video” Cheryl K. 3/3/15
  • “the diagram” Rosidah A. 3/1/15
  • “Diagrams & organization” Cynthia T. 2/28/15
  • “everything” Timothy T. 2/25/15
  • “It was a great review” Catherine A. 2/25/15
  • “good refresher” Nikolaus B. 2/25/15
  • “information” Amanda B. 2/25/15
  • “clear and simple instructions” Ingrid M. 2/23/15
  • “great thorough information” Kimberly E. 2/20/15
  • “The visualization of veins (anatomy). The actual PICC insertion”  Kathaleen M. 2/22/15
  • “The organization of topics and the videos” Maria C. 2/16/15
  • “videos” Shybu V. 2/17/15
  • “Good pictures” Donna T. 2/17/15
  • “Good pacing and I actually liked the cartoon character as the source of the voice while watching. It somehow made it easier to watch” Nathan S. 2/18/15
  • “Allowed me to progress at my own pace” Charles R. 2/18/15
  • “everything was good” Tim G. 2/19/15
  • “literally spelled everything out” Rochelle F. 2/7/15
  • “actual video of PICC insertion steps, complications and ultrasound guided for vein assessment” Angela D. 2/8/15
  • “slides were detailed” Darlene D. 2/8/15
  • “The visuals” Lezlie M. 2/11/15
  • “DETAILED, INFORMATIVE” Theresa A. 2/11/15
  • “time and on-line” Fenny L. 2/13/15
  • “Repitition of information” Lorna K. 2/11/15
  • “The flexibility of the program” Gemnary G. 2/13/15
  • “Excellent Presentation” Shane J. 2/13/15
  • “Clear and concise slides, current and evidence-based guidelines” Cheryl K. 2/15/15
  • “videos” Cherie P. 2/13/15
  • “Great program – just a refresher for me” Cheryl C. 2/13/15
  • “flexibility” Soojin Y. 2/13/15
  • ” yes, Easy to learn” Jason M. 2/9/15
  • “I liked the videos of actual nurse/patient interaction” Bernadette A. 2/9/15
  • “Fun Facts” Christopher M. 2/10/15
  • summary at the end of each section”  Kandace K. 2/10/15
  • “The visual aids to allow demonstration of PICC placement” Katelyn K. 2/10/15
  • review” Paula K. 2/10/15
  • “Pictures” Dennis R. 2/2/15
  • “Do on my own, repeat sections if I wanted” Crystal P. 2/2/15
  • Self-paced, computer based learning” Karen D. 2/4/15
  • “This program was online, easy and convenient to complete” Carolyn L. 2/2/15
  • “It was interesting and showed real time examples.” Jessica W. 2/3/15
  • “Real time examples, imagery” Jamie G. 2/3/15
  • “Ability to go back and re-read” Patricia S. 2/3/15
  • “Very thorough run through of PICC line insertion from start to finish. The illustrations and videos were the most helpful parts.” Jennifer H. 2/2/15
  • Ease of learning” Frank W. 2/2/15
  • “Anatomy” Renie B. 12/18/14
  • “Step by step, area by area approach”  from Chris P. 12/16/2014
  • “questions during the presentation”    from Sharon on 12/9/2014
  • “Ability to do at home”    from Janet on 12/9/2014
  • “easily understood”     from Annette on 12/5/2014
  • “Credible references”    from TJ on 12/4/2014
  • “The video ultrasound footage.”     from Erik on 12/2/2014
  • “All input was very helpful”    from Alice on 11/30/2014
  • very good all around information”     from Maureen on 11/25/2014
  • “can do in my own time frame”     from Anna on 11/17/2014
  • “Overall information.”    from Caleb on 11/17/2014
  • “very informative”    from Colleen on 11/13/2014
  • “the anatomy, brachial bundle”    from Rea on 11/11/2014
  • “I am not usually very fond of on line education, but this was easy to navigate and the ultrasound pictures were easy to see. I really like that the system is available any time anywhere without having to go to a center for a class”    from Lynette on 11/10/2014
  • “The real ultrasound pictures as part of tutorial”    from Rachael on 11/9/2014
  • “Actual insertions were shown.”    from Joy on 11/2/2014
  • “the whole program was excellent”    from Carol on 10/6/2014
  • “Easy to understand. Eloquent speaker.”    from Ashlea on 9/30/2014

 

How can we improve the program?

  • “nada” Michael F. 6/8/15
  • “no improvements are necessary” Sara A. 6/8/15
  • “I thought it was great” Jane W. 6/9/15
  • “real time video of the steps of a PICC insertion with instruction” Sheree B. 6/10/15
  • “was good” Robin W. 6/3/15
  • “it was interesting and helpful” Lynn K. 4/26/15
  • “more video with complications” Blythe B. 4/20/15
  • “all was great” Tania R. 4/14/15
  • “It was great!” Cheryl C. 4/7/15
  • “more video tips” Shybu V. 2/17/15
  • “more”more practice teaching” Gemnary G. 2/13/15
  • “more information about ultrasound image” Soojin Y. 2/13/15 “Ability to print charts and slides” Carolyn L. 2/2/15
  • “the program is effective” Jennifer H. 2/4/15
  • “Great program” Frank W. 2/2/15
  • “Keep adding as much real time video as possible. It is very helpful for remembering information. The diagrams only go so far.”    from Caleb on 11/17/2014
  • no improvement needed” Renie B. 12/18/14

 

VADSOur Vascular Access Device Selection takes a detailed look at the decision process required when selecting a vascular access device based on prescribed therapy and various patient factors and conditions.

What did you like most or find most helpful about this program?

  • “Helped with understanding of vascular access selection” Lisa M. 5/1/15
  • “The introduction of topics, then explanation of topics followed by review questions a the end of each subject matter. Douglas W. 4/29/15
  • “Self-based computer based program” Karen D. 2/4/15
  • “good review”    from Jackie on 12/2/2014
  • “I really liked the 13 cases where one had to select the correct vascular devices that were indicated. It helped pull all the course content together.”  from Lynette on 11/26/2014
  • “vignettes, selecting the device most appropriate”    from Amy on 11/22/2014
  • “good review”    from Dawn on 11/18/2014
  • answer questions and compare as you go”   from Rochelle on 11/11/2014
  • “Great program I learned alot”     from Juan on 11/10/2014

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