I am reading the INS Position Paper on RNs verifying tip placement of PICC by Chest xray; .
A requirment is the RN taking an educational program as well as having a competency checklist by a qualified instructor.
This is usually not an issue in our facility but.....when the pt is not a candidate for ECG tip placement confirmation and....it is after hours and the radiologist is not in house there is a bit of a delay getting the XRAYs read.
I have taken on line courses on reading the CXR post PICC but havent seen a specific class desinged to meet this purpose of assessing and documenting competency. Is anyone familiar with one??
thanks, Gina Ward RN, VA-BC