PICC Academy Network
The use of PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters) is growing in many countries around the world. PICC’s are a good alternative to traditional Centrally Inserted Central Catheters (CICC’s), especially for mid to long-term intravenous therapies. Their placement is simple, non-traumatic with low iatrogenic risks. They are also particularly appropriate for home infusion, for example for parenteral nutrition or antibiotic therapy.
The PICC Academy Network (PAN) offers a comprehensive PICC training program. The goal of this network is to bring all PICC inserters and trainers to a level of excellence, and to build ‘accredited’ PICC training centers in a number of countries, as well as share guidelines and best practices for better patient outcomes. PAN will also endorse networking and sharing experience about PICC insertion and training.