The CDC guidelines requires the use of maximal barrier precautions for the insertion of all CVCs and this would include PICCs.
The INS standards of practice includes a recommendation for the use of vein visualization technology.
AVA has a position paper about US specifically.
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
Carol Sweeney, CRNI; Principal and Vice President of Clinical Operations First Choice Health Care Systems, LLC.
Bard Access Systems
AHRQ: Making healthcare safer chapter 11 is a free government publication. Association of Vascular Access position paper on their website (ultrasound)
Max Barrier: New HHS draft guidelines type in HHS draft guidelines in google to reduce infections (2009), SHEA compendium endorsed by everyone (2008)
You can google all of the above and all are free