Certificate of Completion with 4.0 CNE contact hours
Attendees will receive certificates of completion at the conclusion of class.
Facilities may request this program as an on-site staff training class. Visit our On-site Training information page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Ultrasound guided peripheral catheter insertion technique is a vital skill for clinicians working in the acute care settings specifically in the ER, ICU, radiology, and pediatric units.
Infusion therapy standards of practice recommend visualization technology for location and identification of blood vessels, and local anesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort prior to each painful VAD puncture and for large-bore vascular access in the hand.
By attending this hands-on training program, attendees learn to visualize and determine depth and size of veins, administer local anesthesia and successfully insert peripheral catheters.
- Registered nurses (RNs) with basic venipuncture and peripheral catheter insertion skills
- Radiology technologists who are required to initiate peripheral IV catheters
- Advance nurse practitioners, physician assistants and allied healthcare professionals with basic venipuncture and peripheral catheter insertion skills.
- Review peripheral catheter insertion and troubleshooting techniques
- Review fundamentals of sonography and identification of blood vessels
- Locating peripheral catheter insertion site with an ultrasound
- Illustrate administration of local anesthesia for deep and difficult veins
- Brief methods to aseptically insert UGPIV catheter
- Explain UGPIV catheter insertion and troubleshooting techniques
- Practice UGPIV catheter insertion technique
Practice session: Attendees locate and identify veins on each other with an ultrasound and then practice peripheral catheter insertion techniques on a Blue Phantom vein pad.