Midline catheters provide reliable vascular access for patients with difficult intravenous access (DIVA) who require 1-4 weeks of non-irritant antibiotics, IV hydration, or pain management.
Midlines avoid multiple needle sticks and have a history of reducing thrombosis and central line associated bloodstream infections.
This 8-hour workshop teaches clinicians to insert midline catheter with the accelerated Seldinger technique (AST). AST has an integrated design that reduces risk of contamination and promotes speed of insertion.
Who should attend this training program:
- Registered nurses
- LPNs, radiology, and respiratory technicians, if their scope of practice permits insertion and usage of midline catheter
- ALL attendees must have excellent peripheral IV skills before attending this training
PLEASE NOTE: Attendees without excellent peripheral IV skills, knowledge of vesicant, irritant medications and hypertonic solutions must attend the IV refresher program prior to attending this training program.
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)
- Midline catheter flushing and dressing change protocols
- 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