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In this program, we review the daily best practices for vascular access devices known to prevent infection and complications including importance of cleansing, daily assessing the insertion site, and basics of flushing the catheter.

Safe IV Patient Care

The goal with vascular access devices is to provide a means to safely administer medications to a patient for the duration of required therapy. In order to do this, we must keep these vascular access devices functioning without occlusions, infections, or complications. There are specific steps clinicians can actively follow on a daily basis to reduce the risk of infections and complications, ensuring a higher degree of safety and positive outcomes for our patients.

In this program, we review the daily best practices for vascular access devices know to prevent infection and complications.

Program Discussion Topics Include:
  1. The importance of cleansing the hands, the skin, the use of clean gloves ,and the disinfection of access hubs
  2. The daily procedure for assessing the insertion site, the dressing, the catheter function, and the signs of infection/complications.
  3. Provide a detailed review of the basics of flushing a catheter to keep it clear of medications and blood, in an effort to eliminate complications.

    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 CNE status acceptable for all states within the USA
Fundamentals of VAD Management

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