Facilitated by registered nurses with first hand clinical experience, this ½ day blended learning course allows participants to demonstrate theoretical and practical competencies within a classroom environment.
This training course is intended to provide a broad understanding around the post insertion care of a central venous access devices (this course does not cover insertion techniques).
Why Is It Important?
Central venous access devices provide necessary access for the administration of infusion therapy in acute care and home care settings.
Although great strides have been made to reduce bloodstream infections during placement of these devices, the risk of complications associated with post insertion care and usage has remained apparent.
Infections related to vascular access devices may be caused by ineffective or improper care and maintenance of these devices. This course promotes best practice and aims to reduce CVAD complications.
- Care of a midline catheter
- Accessing and care of an implanted port
- Care of a skin-tunnelled catheter
- Care of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)
Registered healthcare professionals looking to enhance their current skills/knowledge and review current practice or looking to acquire new skills.
Registered nurse with first hand clinical experience