Training in Placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in the Neonate

Publication ID Published Version
9780 April 24, 2014 10


This video is an instructional guide that demonstrates the placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in an infant. The overall goals of the video are to standardize technique, improve success rates of PICC placement and reduce PICC-associated complications. The video was developed following an iterative reveiw process based on evidence-based practice published in the literature and on expert experience. This video is intended for doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who place and maintain PICCs.

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Butler-O'Hara M, Reininger A, Dadiz R. Training in Placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in the Neonate. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2014. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To identify indications, contraindications, precautions and potential complications of PICC placement.
  2. To describe how to prepare for PICC placement, including the use of sterile technique and the identification of potential sites for placement.
  3. To list the supplies needed for the procedure, including the different types of catheters and needles.
  4. To demonstrate how to successfully place a PICC while maintaining sterile technique.
  5. To describe methods for troubleshooting when encountering difficulty during the procedure.
  6. To determine correct radiographic positioning of the PICC.
  7. To demonstrate how to properly dress a PICC insertion site.


  • Central Catheter, Catheters, Infant, Instructional Films and Videos


  • Medical
    • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
      • Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics
      • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


  • Knowledge for Practice
  • Patient Care

Professional Interest

  • Instructional Materials/Methods

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
    • Knowledge
    • Self-directed Learning
  • Tutorial

Organ Systems

  • Cardiovascular system

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Practicing Health Professional
    • Nurse
    • Physician
    • Physician Assistant
  • Professional & Faculty Development
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow


  • Evaluation Tool
  • Video

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