Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) is an intravenous catheter guided through the vein to reach the tip of the superior vena cava, a vein that carries blood to the heart. This PICC insertion VR simulation from MedVR Education is designed for nurses to provide practice and training in the procedure – right from preparing the patient and instruments, performing the procedure to post-procedure care.
- Confirming the identity of the patient
- Gathering the required equipment and preparing a sterile field
- Preparing the lidocaine syringe, pre-flush lumens and applying USG gel to the probe
- Inserting the catheter and attaching the Sherlock 3cg connector
- Flushing the lumens and applying a Tegaderm dressing
- Developed in alignment with NCBI, Percutaneous Central Catheter by Gonzalez R, Cassaro S.
- Vascular access device (VAD) planning. Infusion therapy standards of practice. (2016). Journal of Infusion Nursing.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). “Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter–related infections”
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- Select patient from a diverse background
- Choose preferred virtual environment
- Select equipment used in the procedure
- Modify difficulty level of the assessment mode
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- Physics-Based Interaction
Core Skills Training
The process of a PICC insertion begins with confirming the identity of the patient, identifying a suitable insertion site, and measuring out the required catheter length. This module will focus on all the initial preparations where learners will be provided with adequate affordances to complete the tasks. The module contains detailed steps with instructions and feedback to ensure that the learner not only completes every step but also performs every step correctly.
Preparing Sterile Field
Meticulous preparations are necessary to ensure a safe and successful procedure. This module helps learners practice the steps in securing the procedure room, preparing a sterile field and cleaning the insertion site. Tasks like wearing and removing masks and head gears are included to emphasize upon the significance of these steps. All steps are detailed with adequate instructions and affordances to provide a thorough practice session.
Preparing Lidocaine and Catheter
Before the insertion, nurses are required to prepare the lidocaine syringe, pre-flush lumens and apply USG gel to the probe. Each task is essential and requires practice to perform efficiently. With the affordances and instructions provided in this module, learners can practice every step to achieve the desired level of efficiency and perform skilfully in a real-life scenario.
The final step is to perform the insertion followed by attaching a Sherlock 3CG connector, flushing of the lumens and applying a Tegaderm dressing. Precise knowledge with sufficient practice helps achieve perfection in the job and deliver desired results. This module provides detailed instructions supported by adequate affordances to complete the procedure effectively and efficiently, helping learners prepare for real-world tasks.
With prompts, guidance and affordances learners are hand-held through the process to practice the procedure in a virtual environment with a virtual patient.
- Photorealistic Virtual Environment
- Physics-based Interactions
- Learn by Doing
- Visual Affordances
Test skills to perform the procedures from start to finish without prompts. An incorrect step will take the learner back to the start to start afresh.
- Live Scoring
- Instant Feedback
- Unlimited Practice Sessions
- LMS Integration