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Continuing education course in eco-guided insertion of PICC and MIDLINE. Management and maintenance of vascular access

  • Modality
  • Languages
  • Duration
    10 sessions: 40 hours
  • Credits
  • Schedule

    November 5, 6, 12, 13 and 19 and December 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17, 2021

    Friday from 4pm to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 1pm

  • Date
    April 14, 2023
  • Places
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer Padilla, 326-332. 08025 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    Blanquerna School of Health Sciences

Eco-guided insertion of PICC and MIDLINE. Management and maintenance of vascular access.

Peripheral channeling is a technique that is part of the usual protocols we nurses work with. But what happens when we are faced with a patient with difficult vascular access? The classic blind technique can lead to complications and increased patient discomfort and also a low success rate. Ultrasound allows you to see veins that are not obvious on physical inspection and allows you to channel them with a higher success rate, providing security and quality of care.


Develop a critical attitude in choosing the best vascular access device.

Update knowledge in the field of vascular access according to international recommendations and standards.

Enabling professionals to be able to carry out quality care ensuring patient safety.

Achieve the necessary ultrasound knowledge for the assessment and implantation of vascular access.

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Titulats en infermeria


Course contents

  1. - Generalities. Administration of special drugs. Reminder of vascular anatomy of the upper limb
  2. - Types of catheters.
  3. - Fundamentals of ultrasound. Ultrasound mapping. Secure insertion protocol
  4. - Catheter care. Complications.
  5. - Spare part on catheter guide and removal
  6. - Tunneling. ZIM method.
  7. - Subcutaneous venous reservoir (thoracic access and PICC port)
  8. - Vascular access units (UAVs)

Teaching staff

Mercè Espases Calvet. Diploma in Nursing (UAB) Master's degree in cancer patient care (UB). Master in Bioethics and Law (UB). Expert in vascular access (UCJC). Founder and Member of the vascular access team at Barcelona Hospital

Més informació

Per a més informació, pots contactar amb [email protected]

Inscriu-te al curs

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Course price
€ 340
Facultat de Ciències de la Salut FCS


Descompte (no acumulatiu) del 15% en el preu de la matrícula a: alumni, estudiants de la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut Blanquerna-URL i membres del CFC*, COIB* i CODINUCAT*.
*Cal aportar l'últim rebut d'aquest any.

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