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Fundamentals of VAD Management

The Fundamentals of VAD Management pathway deals with the many practices included in care and maintenance of intravenous catheters and devices. This pathway includes safe practices of IV therapy for assessment, clean and clearing IV catheters, steps involved with blood cultures and draws from peripheral and central catheters, flushing, understanding needleless connectors, details on complication identification and management, securement practices, information on clinically indicated catheter removal, a CLABSI maintenance bundle, and an overview applying best practices to all vascular access care. The fundamentals of VAD management pathway provides a detailed description and review of the most important aspects of maintaining intravenous devices in keeping with the principles of vessel health and preservation third quadrant of care and assessment.


Safe IV Patient Care
Clinically Indicated Catheter Removal
Drawing Blood Cultures - Preventing Contamination
Methods of Securement
Dressings and Dressing Changes for VADs
Flushing: The Science and Evidence
Basic Principles of Blood Draws
Function and Management of Needleless Connectors
Applying Best Practices to VAD Management
Complete Pathway Bundle Fundamentals of VAD Management
Complications with VADs - Part 1
Complications with VADs - Part 2

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