Maricopa Community Colleges  NCE230   19954-20022 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/25/95
NCE230 19954-20022 L+L 1 Credit(s) 1 Period(s)
PICC Line Insertion
Overview of the care, maintenance and insertion of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) lines. Advantages of PICC lines, legal implications, types, as well as anatomy and physiology for proper insertion. Prerequisites: Current license as a Registered Nurse.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
NCE230   19954-20022 PICC Line Insertion
1. Identify appropriate patients and applications for PICC lines. (I, II)
2. Describe the legal implications involved with the insertion of PICC lines. (III)
3. Identify the most appropriate vein for PICC line placement, and the preferred placement site. (IV)
4. List the potential complications of PICC catheters and their management. (V)
5. State the proper maintenance procedures for PICC lines. (VI)
6. Demonstrate the technique for the insertion of PICC catheters. (VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
NCE230   19954-20022 PICC Line Insertion
    I. Overview of PICC
        A. History
        B. Application
      II. Description of PICC catheter
          A. Indications
          B. Advantages
          C. Disadvantages
          D. Contraindications
        III. Legal implications-RN insertion
            A. Qualifications
            B. Certification
          IV. Catheter placement
              A. Blood vessel anatomy/physiology
              B. Vein selection
              C. Vein anesthesia
            V. Complications of PICC
              VI. Maintenance of PICC lines
                  A. Quality assurance
                  B. Other
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