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This course provides information regarding complications common to CVADs and vascular access and how to manage those complications in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

PICC and CVC Complications - Identification and Management

This course is part of the Care and Maintenance Bundle
Total price for all 7 courses included in the bundle is ONLY $360!
A savings of 40%!!
Complications in CVADs and Vascular Access
Central venous access devices (CVADs) provide for the administration of all types of medications and solutions including chemotherapeutics, vesicants, solutions with high osmolarity and all irritant medications. While CVADs provide safe vascular access, complications can and do occur. When complications do arise, the clinician must be able to recognize the symptoms, identify the problem, report findings to the physician and actively treat or manage the complication immediately to provide the patient with best outcomes.

The course discusses some of the more common complications associated with CVADs, signs, symptoms and information to help you identify these complications, teach you how to manage each problem and show you ways to prevent and avoid these complications. We will discuss the various complications individually, providing a comprehensive review of each.

Program Topics:
  1. Infection
  2. Thrombosis
  3. Catheter occlusions
  4. Phlebitis
  5. Catheter migration
  6. Catheter rupture
  7. Hemorrhage
  8. Nerve damage
  9. Stuck guidewire
  10. Accidental arterial access
  11. Air or catheter emboli
  12. Inability to remove a PICC

Once you have completed this educational program, you will take a posttest to confirm your understanding of central venous access device complications. You will be asked to identify the signs/symptoms of a complication, ways to prevent the complication, and what to do if the complication arises. The posttest consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Successful completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher is necessary to receive continuing education credits for this program.

This course is part of the Care and Maintenance Bundle
Click on link to save 40%!

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15304 Continuing Nursing Education also provided through Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-1594
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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # CEP15304, and Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-1594. And the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)