Hello there from sunny Okeechobee, Florida.Â Â
I am interested in obtaining training on assessing/reading chest xrays for picc tip determination.Â Anyone out there that has already explored this in the state of Florida?Â Â Â
Is anyone aware of how I would even begin to look for training on this?Â
Â I have done internet searches and only find topics of discussion not courses offered.Â I did look at AVA and their position statement; it sounds like they recommend the Radiologist training me.Â Â We just got a new radiologist;Â he doesnt even want to look at my picc line xrays ;Â he says they are not stat and there fore will get read when they get read.......I should be reading them...... dont need xrays, just as long as get blood back.....etc....etc... ( so I am thinking him training me wont be too easy), he might do it just to get me off his back!Â
I discussed the issue of training and competency that is needed on this, so now I am eager to do so to expedite use of the picc lines I place.
Does anyone have any help for me on this?Â I will take sample policies, info on training and infor on State Board in Florida.
P.S.S.Â I am also interested in anyÂ advanced ultrasound assessment training;Â you knowÂ vein health, diameter, thrombus etc...
I did find one course avail from PICC excellence but it was only like 3-4 ceus (dvd)Â and a couple of hundred dollars.
Â Thank you in advance!Â Gina Ward R.N., C.P.A.N