Picc Line Knowledge Check

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Knowledge Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz checks the vocational nurses ability to understand components required for safe central line care.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For intravenous therapy to be considered "central line therapy", the tip of the catheter must be placed in the superior vena cava.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    List the following veins in order from fastest flow to slowest flow: Subclavian, cephalic/basilic, superior vena cava
  • 3. 
    List 3 reasons why a patient would require a central line versus a peripheral line.
  • 4. 
    A new theory regarding ctherter related infections involves the development of biofilm during insertion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the product that is known to decrease these infections?
  • 6. 
    The preferred dressing for PICC lines is:
    • A. 

      Gauze

    • B. 

      Kerlix

    • C. 

      Transparent

    • D. 

      Hydrocolloid

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the correct flushing method used on central lines?
  • 8. 
    List 2 indications when it is necessary to flush a PICC.
  • 9. 
    Wipe the injection port of the PICC for a minimum of how many seconds before accessing?
    • A. 

      45

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      60

  • 10. 
    You are preparing to flush the PICC access port with both saline and dilutional heparin.  You only need prep the access port with saline once.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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