Hospitals & Services

PICC Nurse Inserter

This PICC Nurse Inserter Package is for Radiology Registered Nurses.
The inserting of PICC and Midline catheters requires expert knowledge and skill and is described as advanced practice for Registered Nurses (RN).

To undergo this training the Registered Nurse must be nominated by the Charge Nurse Manager Radiology.

Specific training criteria must be met in both theory and practice. This is achieved by completing a Self learning Package (see below) and Clinical Practice observations. Along with this training the RN must complete Professional Development Recognition Portfolio (PDRP) proficient or expert level and achieve credentialing status as a PICC Nurse Inserter (PNI) in the Radiology

Department Christchurch Hospital by the DHB's Credentialing Committee.

PICC Nurse Inserter (PNI) competency training data base code is IVTC18. There are two competencies, one for adult PNI and one for Paediatric PNI
Ongoing compliance and standards along with insertion protocols are measured by audit.

Recertification is required every 3 years.

The pre-requisites for Registered Nurses who wish to be instructed in PICC insertion are:

  • Work in Radiology
  • Have achieved certification in venepuncture and peripheral cannulation and CVAD
  • Are considered by their peers as an expert in peripheral cannulation
  • Have 2 years experience in the management and care of central lines
  • Be competent working in the Interventional Radiology (IR) suite.
  • PDRP Proficient or Expert level.

Contact person:

 Philippa Francis CNM Radiology philippa.francis@-cdhb.-health.-nz
 Phone: ext 80041

Self Learning Package

 PICC nurse inserter package 

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Page last reviewed: 18 August 2014
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