Is there a cetification test that picc line nurses can take and hold a certification for inserting picc/midlines such as the CEN for emergency nurses etc.
No, certification is a voluntary process administered by a professional organization. It involves taking a written test. Once the individual passes such as test it indicates that you have mastered an advanced body of knowledge in a given specialty. Certification is not offered for a procedure. Many education companies use this word to indicate you have completed their learning process and they give a certification of completion or certificate of attendance but this is not a certification. Currently, nurses who insert PICCs hold any number of national certifications such as infusion therapy, parenteral and enteral nutrition, and oncology.
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
126 Main Street, PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861