Hi everyone! I'm pretty new to the forum, so forgive me, I'll try to be brief. My department has been training a new PICC RN (not a new grad), for the past four months. We are a small community hospital averaging 15-20 PICCs per month, so we don't do a lot of business, however, his success rate still is quite low (40-50% with ultrasound). He has had two patients comment on the "amount of pain" caused by the attempt, and his critical judgement has been a little questionable (pulling a PICC without checking with anyone, etc). Because our volume is so low, I want to continue to give him the benefit of the doubt and continue to work with him, but the low success rate continues to concern me. Any trainers out there willing to give some advice? Thanks.
Patrice Smith, RN