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.
- The importance of cleansing the hands, the skin, the use of clean gloves ,and the disinfection of access hubs
- The daily procedure for assessing the insertion site, the dressing, the catheter function, and the signs of infection/complications.
- 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 and through additional states Arkansas State BON,District of Columbia BON, Georgia BON, New Mexico BON, South Carolina BON, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses for continuing nursing education. CNE status accepted for states within the USA.