This hands-on training with lecture, visual aids, demonstration and practice session teaches everything a clinician should know to use, care and maintain all central vascular access devices (CVADs) such as PICC, Hickman, triple lumen and porta-cath. Attendees see and feel all central vascular access devices (CVADs) to have a better learning outcome.
Who should attend?
This program is recommended for all RNs and for LPNs working in states where the scope of practice allows LPNs to infuse through a central vascular catheter (CVC). Learn care, use and maintenance of central vascular access devices (CVADs) as a part of your IV nurse certification program.
- All RNs working in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health care and all healthcare settings
- LPNs, if their state nurse practice act allows to infuse and care for central vascular access devices
- Other clinicians who infuse and care for central vascular catheters
Discuss measures to prevent catheter related blood stream infections (CLABSI)
Differences between midline, PICC, non-tunneled, tunneled, and implanted central vascular access device central vascular access devices (CVADs)
Prevention, early detection and management of central vascular access devices (CVADs) related complications
Explanation, illustration, demonstration and practice sessions of central vascular access devices (CVADs)
- Flushing and locking protocols
- Site care and dressing change
- Accessing and de-accessing implanted venous ports
- Blood specimen collection through CVADs
- Prevention and management of thrombotic occlusions
- De-clotting clotted CVADs with Cathflo Activase (tPA)
- Removing PICC and non-tunneled CVCs
- Documentation Guidelines
Following demonstration, attendees get an opportunity to practice above procedures related to CVADs