While PICC removal is not very complicated, it still requires care and caution. To avoid complications like breakage or foreign body embolus, it is necessary to perform the procedure with utmost safety. Performing a PICC removal in a virtually simulated environment with a virtual patient provides nurses practice in the procedure and helps them identify the nature of problems they may encounter in real-life scenarios.
- Explain PICC removal procedure to a virtual patient
- Demonstrate detaching catheter from securement device
- Demonstrate removing catheter and applying dressing
- Explain aftercare instructions to patient
- 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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- Physics-Based Interaction
Core Skills Training
Successful procedures, even minor ones, are always preceded by an efficient preparation stage and the same applies for PICC removal. As part of this lesson, learners perform steps like confirming the patient’s identity, gathering supplies, and performing hand hygiene. The session is enhanced with adequate affordances, realistic environments, and a responding virtual patient.
Removal of the PICC line is a simple, but significant procedure. Careful execution is required to avoid complications. As part of this lesson, learners practice steps like removing the old dressing, detaching the catheter from the securing device, removing the catheter, and applying a fresh dressing at the insertion site. Adequate affordances are provided along with detailed instructions for a successful practice session.
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.
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