Evaluation of a PICC care training programme
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Evaluation of a PICC care training programme

Ashutosh Purran Registered nurse and clinical development manager, Whittington Health, London, England
Gordon Weller Associate professor and pathway leader (health), Middlesex University, London, England
Catherine Kerr Senior lecturer and pathway co-ordinator (health and science), Middlesex University, London, England

An integrated care organisation requires a flexible workforce with a variable skill mix in all care settings. Organisations should ensure that education and training are maintained to support safe, high quality care that provides value for money, promotes flexibility, and increases workforce participation in achieving organisation objectives and the expansion of services. Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) care was identified as a challenging area for the nursing workforce in acute care and community services, following the integration and service enlargement of the Whittington Health NHS Trust. This article describes the evaluation of a new PICC care training programme that was developed and implemented to increase knowledge and awareness. The evaluation provides the clinical education team with information to help identify additional training needs to facilitate the integration of care.

Nursing Standard. 30, 20, 45-50. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.20.45.s47



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Received: 18 March 2015

Accepted: 30 October 2015