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PICC Insertion

Medical Virtual Reality Track

SUBJECT: PICC INSERTION
TRACK: MEDICAL
STRUCTURE: TRAINING & ASSESSMENT

About the Course

A Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) is an intravenous catheter guided through the vein to reach the tip of the superior vena cava, a vein which carries blood to the heart. A thin, long and flexible tube is inserted in a region above the elbow and below the shoulder. The insertion site contains one or two openings called lumens which are used to administer medication to the patient.

This PICC insertion VR simulation is designed for users to practice and train for this complex procedure, all the way through preparing the patient and instruments, performing the procedure and ending with post-procedure care.

The lessons in this VR training program are set in photorealistic virtual environments and present learners with step-by-step directions. Performing each task helps learners learn and polish their skills to the desired level of perfection.

Target Audience:
This module has been designed for healthcare providers of any discipline interested in using simulation for education and/or systems improvement.

Learning Objectives

  • Execute proper preparation of the patient for PICC insertion in a virtual setting.
  • Perform a PICC insertion in a virtual setting.
  • Identify the key equipment and tools required to perform PICC insertion.
  • Perform a pre-procedural assessment of the patient.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Eastern Virginia Medical School, Axon Park, MedVR Education and the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning (SCSIL). Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Eastern Virginia Medical School designates this Other activity (virtual reality and simulation) for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Relevant Relationships:
All planning committee members and developers have disclosed they do not have any relevant relationships with ineligible companies.

Modules

Patient Preparation

The process of a PICC insertion begins with confirming the identity of the patient, identifying a suitable insertion site and measuring the required catheter length. This lesson will focus on all the initial preparations where learners will be provided with adequate affordances to complete the tasks. The lesson contains detailed steps with instructions and feedback to ensure that the learner not only completes every step but also performs every step correctly.

Preparing a Sterile Field

Meticulous preparation is necessary to ensure a safe and successful procedure. This lesson helps learners practice the steps in securing the procedure room, preparing the sterile field and cleaning the insertion site. Tasks like wearing and removing masks and head gear are included to emphasize the importance of these steps. All steps are detailed with adequate instructions and affordances to provide a thorough practice session.

Preparing Lidocaine and Catheter

Before the insertion, it is required to prepare the lidocaine syringe, pre-flush lumens and apply USG gel to the probe. Each task is essential and requires practice to perform efficiently. With the affordances and instructions provided in this lesson, learners can practice every step to achieve the desired level of efficiency and perform the process skillfully in a real-life scenario.

Catheter Insertion

The final step is to perform the insertion followed by attaching a Sherlock 3cg connector, flushing the lumens and applying a Tegaderm dressing. This lesson provides detailed instructions supported by adequate affordances to complete the procedure effectively and efficiently.

Features & Benefits

INTERACTIVE VR SIMULATION
TRAINING & ASSESSMENT
REAL-TIME FEEDBACK
DELIBERATE PRACTICE
REAL-TIME DATA COLLECTION
COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of VR hardware do I need?

This VR training experience requires a standalone VR headset, such as the Oculus Quest, Pico Neo or HTC Focus 2+.

SUBJECT: PICC INSERTION
TRACK: MEDICAL
STRUCTURE: TRAINING & ASSESSMENT

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