Intravenous news: Infection Control Today report “PICC Excellence, Inc. has launched and is expanding its Certified PICC Ultrasound Insertion (CPUIâ„¢) credentialing program. CPUI is an
international certification program for clinicians and medical professionals who place peripherally inserted central IV catheters (PICCs). The program aims at improving patient safety and promoting higher standards in healthcare. PICC Excellence, a medical and nursing education company, created the CPUI credential in part so patients can verify that an individual clinician is trained and qualified to insert a central venous catheter. The credential verifies training consistent with national recommendations from Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) strategies for improving patient outcomes.
By studying for the CPUI exam, I was able to become a more skilled and confident vascular-access expert, says Leianne Jinkins, RN, BSN, CPUI, lead vascular nurse for the VAIN Team at the Medical University of South Carolina. â€œHolding this certification for our team lets our colleagues and patients know that we are experts in our field. It’s a process I recommend for anyone in vascular access who places PICC lines.
This program, which expands the trainings offered by PICC Excellence, is the first credentialing program of its kind for medical professionals performing PICC placement.”