Nursing

Specialist nurses trained to obtain informed consent

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, September 1, 2010

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At St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City, MO, PICC lines were inserted by a small team of specially trained nurses. These nurses, who completed a special training program to become credentialed to insert the lines, were also allowed to obtain informed consent and explain to the patient what the procedure involved. This program had faded into the background for a number of years but recently returned to the forefront with the arrival of new leadership. The new leaders saw the benefits of PICC line usage and decided to aggressively pursue a full-strength re-implementation of the program. 

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