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Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Intravenous (USG-PIV) Catheter Insertion Instructional Course to optimize the use of Introcan Safety® Deep Access IV Catheters

Longer peripheral catheters facilitate IV procedures involving ultrasound guidance, access to deeper veins, patients with difficult access, or for those who are overweight and obese.1-2 Designed to optimize the use of Introcan Safety® Deep Access IV Catheters, this 2-hour self-paced virtual course is intended to fulfill the theoretical component for the insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) with ultrasound guidance. 

This course will cover the following topics related to USG-PIV: The science of ultrasound, using the probe, standards of practice, venous anatomy and physiology, vein assessment, device selection, Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®), PIV Securement, USG Insertion, and probe disinfection. At the end of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the steps involved with the placement of a PIV catheter with ultrasound guidance. 



1 Bahl A, Hijazi M, Chen NW, Lachapelle-Clavette L, Price J. Ultralong Versus Standard Long Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Ultrasonographically Guided Catheter Survival. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Aug;76(2):134-142. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.11.013. Epub 2020 Jan 16. PMID: 31955940.

2 Miles, Gayla., Newcomb, Patricia., Spear, Dave. “Comparison of Dwell-Times of Two Commonly Placed Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: Traditional vs. Ultrasound-Guided.” Open Journal of Nursing. 2015. Vol. 5.