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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Lines

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Early Bird
Registration must occur 21 days before event.
Ended $225.00 $0.00
General Registration Ended $250.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or more)
Discount rates are available for groups of three or more. For large groups or more purchasing options, please call us at 800-866-0919.
Ended $220.00 $0.00
Complimentary Facility Registration Ended Free $0.00

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JUNE 21, 2
011 | 7:30AM – 5:00PM

Are you familiar with the various central devices used for infusion therapy? Can you skillfully change a dressing or flush a line? If you would like to boost your clinical knowledge and skills of PICC lines and other central vascular access (CVC) devices then this seminar is for you. Held in Chicago, IL, this continuing education seminar provides comprehensive information to properly care for and maintain PICC lines implanted ports, tunneled catheters, and non-tunneled catheters. You will learn to recognize PICC/CVC line complications and implement appropriate interventions in all settings. You will have an opportunity to demonstrate nursing procedures on models.

This continuing education program will also address areas of nursing malpractice related to PICC/CVC lines highlighting nursing regulations and clinical controversies. Infusion Nurse Society (INS) 2006 Standards of Practice, the CDC 2002 Intravascular Guidelines and current Medicare Regulations are incorporated into this CE class.

Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of a written test and evaluation. Participants must attend this continuing education class in its entirety to earn 7.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education from Perivascular Nurse Consultants, Inc. Instructional materials and a continental breakfast are also provided.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Healthcare workers including, registered nurses, radiologic technicians, physicians, and physician assistants caring for patients with PICC lines.

This program provides participants with educational preparation to properly care for and maintain PICC lines. In addition, this program will contain an overview of implanted ports, tunneled catheters and non-tunneled catheters. Participant will be able to recognize PICC/CVC line complications and implement appropriate interventions in all settings. Areas of nursing malpractice related to PICC/CVC lines highlighting nursing regulations and clinical controversies will be addressed. An opportunity will be provided for participants to demonstrate nursing procedures on models.

Infusion Nurse Society (INS) 2006 Standards of Practice, the CDC 2002 Intravascular Guidelines and current Medicare Regulations will be incorporated into this program. Nurses who are caring for patients with PICC/CVC lines should attend this program.

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the 1992 OSHA Occupational Exposure and Bloodborne Pathogens Standards practicum for each seminar will be on a model.
Early Bird (by May 31, 2011) : $225
Registration Fee: $250
Group (3+): call for details

For more details please call
Gannett Education: 1-800-866-0919



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For the past 22 years, Sue Masoorli, RN, has made a successful career out of helping fill the need for nurses who are skilled in infusion therapy. In 1987, Masoorli, who had been the nurse manager of an IV team for 10 years and done home infusion for the previous five, founded Perivascular Nurse Consultants Inc., whose staff set up infusion therapy at home visits.

Today, the Philadelphia-based company focuses solely on education. Perivascular Nurse Consultants hosts classes and seminars nationwide and develops training videos and workbooks for healthcare professionals on how to properly place IVs and PICC lines. Masoorli, the president and CEO of the company, estimates it holds about 150 classes and trains roughly 3,000 nurses each year.

Perivascular Nurse Consultants’ focus on education has paid off. Three of the company’s training videos — ones on venipuncture, phlebotomy, and PICC line insertion — earned awards from the American Nurses Association.

With the company’s success has come individual success for Masoorli, who received an award from the American Cancer Society for her volunteer work. Additionally, she serves as an expert witness in nursing malpractice infusion cases.


Sue Masoorli  

SUE MASOORLI, RN  | 215-742-9833

“There are so many opportunities [in nursing], so many doors you can go through. Something exciting is always happening. I love seeing the light bulb go on for people, see them really get it!”

— Sue Masoorli


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Schedule and Course Content

7:30 AM            Registration

8:00 AM            Vascular Anatomy & Physiology

  • Vein Layers
  • Central Venous Anatomy

9:30 AM            Catheter Classification

  • PICC Lines
  • Implanted Ports
  • Tunneled Catheters
  • Non-Tunneled Catheters

10:00 AM          Break

10:15 AM          Patient Selection Guidelines

  • Appropriate Candidates
  • Catheter Insertion Issues
  • Regulations
  • Nursing Standards

11:15 AM          PICC Line Nursing Management

  • Catheter Removal
  • Cap Change
  • Catheter Flushing Protocols
  • Dressing Change

12:30 PM          Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 PM            Catheter Complications & Assessment

  • Catheter Malposition
  • Sepsis
  • Air Embolism
  • Catheter Occlusions
  • Blood Return Issues

3:45 PM            Break

4:00 PM            Legal Implications

  • Standards of Practice
  • Standards of Care
  • Documentation Guidelines
  • Malpractice Cases

4:30 PM            Malpractice Case Review

5:00 PM            Award of Certificate  (7.5 contact hours)

Hotel Information

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There are no special arrangements for discounted hotel rooms for this seminar. The hotels below, local to the University of Chicago Medical Center, are listed for your convenience.

Quadrangle Club
1155 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-2550

Amenities include: On-site restaurant, private bath, rooms on third floor, street parking, tennis court, within walking distance of the Medical Center.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-1234

Event Tips

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Fee includes instructional materials and continental breakfast. Lunch is on your own.

Seminar sites are handicapped accessible and barrier-free.

Seminar room temperatures are difficult to control. For your comfort, please plan accordingly.

Infusion therapy seminars (especially IV and PICC Certification seminars) often include vein identification by palpation. During this portion of the day, participants will be examining their own and their neighbors' arms in order to become familiar with the locations of veins. It is advisable, therefore, that participants wear clothing in which bare arms can be accessed.

Certificates are obtained upon successful completion of the practicum portion of the Intravenous Venipuncture Certification & Phlebotomy programs. Criteria that must be met include: properly holding the device, retracting the skin, identifying the vein (palpation), inserting the device appropriately & obtaining a blood return on the practice model. The competency checklist must be completed.

ALL programs must be attended in their entirety in order to receive a certificate of completion.


Parking is available in the parking garage at the corner of 58th and Maryland Avenue. The cost to park in the garage is $20 up to 24 hours. Valet parking is also available at the price of $20. Please note that prices are subject to change.

Please note that this is a 10 minute walk from the parking garage to the meeting location. There are some metered parking spaces closer, however, you do need arrive early in the morning to try and park on the street. 

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Cancellation and Refund Policy for Seminars:

Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. Registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within the same calendar year (expires December 31 each year) or to another participant. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

Questions? Please contact us at 800-866-0919 or

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Disclosures to Participants

Participants can earn 7.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Perivascular Nurse Consultants, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Perivascular Nurse Consultants, Inc. is also accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13032).

Seminars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

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When & Where

University of Chicago Medical Center
Harper Center, Booth School of Business, Room C52
5807 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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