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 CVADs to have a better learning oiutcome.
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 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 CVADs
Prevention, early detection and management of CVAD related complications
Explanation, illustration, demonstration and practice sessions of CVAD
- 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