Upon completion of this
course, the participant should be able to:
- Compare and contrast central and peripheral venous access catheters
- Describe the indications
and contraindications of PICC lines.
- Relate anatomical considerations
in PICC line placement.
- Discuss PICC line complications.
- Explain care and management
of the PICC line, including dressing change, cap change, flushing the catheter,
and catheter removal.
- Anticipate appropriate
patient education associated with PICC lines, and formulate an applicable
nursing care plan.