About the CPD short course
This short course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that the program is subject to change.
Who should attend?
This short course is designed for nurses to update their knowledge on the care and management of vascular access devices. The program will present evidence-based practice guidelines for assessing and managing peripheral catheters, central venous catheters (CVC), peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), tunnelled devices such as Hickman Catheters and implantable devices such as Portacaths.
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- discuss the concept of vessel health and preservation and apply this concept to the clinical setting
- discuss the concept of the 5 Rights in vascular access to promote optimal outcomes with intravascular devices
- understand the management and prevention of common complications associated with the peripheral vascular access devices
- demonstrate best practice in the assessment and management of peripheral and central venous access devices
- demonstrate the rationale for optimal catheter tip termination with central venous access devices.
Welcome and introduction
Introduction to vascular access
Why can’t you use peripheral catheters for everything?
Best practice in the management of peripheral catheters
What are midline catheters and when should they be used?
Best practice in the management of PICCs and CVCs
Best practice in the management of long-term vascular access devices
Catheter tip position for central venous access devices
Preventing infection with central venous access devices
Difficult vascular access
Evaluation and finish