This training has been specifically designed to assist Registered Nurses working in aged residential care (ARC) facilities to manage patients with long-term intravenous access devices (Midline / PICC) who require an extended length of intravenous antimicrobial therapy in the comfort of their own facility. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the online training and practical workshop the RN will be able to: 

  • Discuss OPAT programme 
  • Explain what a Midline / PICC is 
  • Discuss and demonstrate safe nursing management of a patient with a Midline / PICC
  • Explain potential complications associated with Midlines / PICCs and management 
  • Describe the follow up and support provided by OPAT
  • Demonstrate antimicrobial administration options 
  • Demonstrate Midline / PICC dressing and injection port change 


  • Clinical Teaching and Education Centre (CTEC)
  • Level 1 Building 7 (Poutasi Link) Middlemore Hospital
  • 100 Hospital Road, Otahuhu, Auckland
  • Directions and parking information


  • Date:  Refer to Trybooking website for availability (see registration process below for links)
  • Time:  Refer to Trybooking website for availability (see registration process below for links)

Professional Development Hours and Certification

  • Ko Awatea Learn online module: 1 hour (digital certificate accessible)
  • Clinical Skills Demonstration & Practice Session: 3 hours (certificate available upon request)


Refer to website (see registration process below for links)

Registration / Training process

  • Book via TryBooking:

OPAT Patient Management for ARC:
Confirmation will be emailed once your application has been accepted.

  • Register for Ko Awatea LEARN Account.

Instructions on how to access Ko Awatea LEARN will be sent to your email after successful completion of online booking.

  • Complete Ko Awatea LEARN online Module

Click here to access Ko Awatea LEARN online module & search “OPAT Patient Management for Aged Residential Care”. 

  • Attend Clinical Skills Demonstration Day

Venue: CTEC, Middlemore Hospital (Level 1 Building 7/Poutasi Link) 
This is facilitated by the OPAT Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

  • Undergo Supervised Clinical Practice

It is the responsibility of your workplace to provide clinical supervision.  

  • Competency Assessment / Sign off

Your workplace is responsible for assessing competency (if applicable).  

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