PICC Insertion: A Comprehensive Guide

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

Online modules and one day workshop. Workshop dates may change due to unexpected events or unforeseen restrictions or number of attendees.




Two months - Open for continuous enrolment


Mark St. Denis, Shahvand Masihi

Evaluation Method

Online learning checks, online exam and competency assessment.

Post-course commitment to have successful PICC insertions documented by supervisor.

Intended For

Regulated Health Profession/ Nurse/ Medical Radiation Technologist


PIIR110 PICC Insertion

Workshop dates:

Saturday November 5, 2022

Saturday December 3, 2022


Text Book

Materials provided


Online with workshop at UHN- JDMI Tentative dates September 25, 2021, December 4, 2021, February 26, 2022, June 4, 2022 or September 10, 2022

Topics Covered

  • Various types
  • Ultrasound Physics
  • Vascular Anatomy and Site Selection
  • Preparing for PICC Insertion
  • Inserting the PICC
  • Insertion Techniques and Catheter tip Confirmation
  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
  • Managing Complications
  • Documentation
  • PICC Care and Maintenance
  • Patient Education
  • Sterile Field

PIIR110 – PICC Insertion- A Comprehensive Guide

Students will be required to successfully complete the online portion, after which they will attend a full-day workshop (at UHN). (covered by the online registration fee)

The students are then expected to return to their home hospital to achieve the 10 successful PICC insertions, signed off by a manager (or like position). Submitting the signed paperwork will initiate generating the Certificate of Completion.


COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Effective September 7th all learners, faculty and staff must provide proof of at least one-dose of approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate in any in-person learning or on-site activities. Proof of full vaccination will be required as of October 8th, 2021.

Instructions to upload proof of COVID vaccination to Self Service

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