Central Vascular Access Devices: Case Studies of Complications

Recorded On: 05/21/2018

Complications related to central vascular access devices (CVADs) during insertion, management, and removal may result in increased patient morbidity and/or mortality, as well as higher health care costs. This session will discuss CVAD-associated bloodstream and local infections, dislodgment, occlusion, thrombosis, breakage, and migration.

Learning Outcomes

After the session, attendees will be able to list potential CVAD-related complications and discuss appropriate interventions for troubleshooting and resolution.

Connie Girgenti, BSN, RN, VA-BC

PSJMC/Vygon

Sheri Pieroni, BSN, RN, VA-BC

Presence Health

CRNI® RUs: 2                                                                       
This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.                                                                  
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2018 in Cleveland, OH are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Contact Hours: 1                                                         
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2018 in Cleveland, OH are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 22, 2021

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