PICC Insertion: A Comprehensive Guide

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

Online modules and one day workshop.


See below for registration information.


12 weeks


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 date in January 2021.

Text Book

Materials provided


Online with workshop at UHN- JDMI Tentative dates for workshop January 9 or January 16, 2021

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.

If it is not possible to complete 10 PICC insertions at home hospital, students may apply for a 1 week placement at JDMI-UHN. Please contact ce@michener.ca for details and fees.


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