Ultrasound guided peripheral IV catheter insertion eliminates unnecessary central line insertion and thus, decrease central line associated blood stream infections. By attending this hands-on training program, attendees learn to visualize deep and difficult veins, determine depth and size of the vein, administer local anesthesia and successfully insert peripheral catheters with one attempt. This 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.
- 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.
Objectives and Program Outline
- Review fundamentals of sonography and identification of blood vessels
- Locate peripheral catheter insertion site with an ultrasound
- Administer 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.
Key Words: Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Catheter Insertion Training Certification Program – Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Course for nurses – Ultrasound Guided PIV Certification