Management of Central Venous Catheters

Management of Central Venous Catheters

Management of Central Venous Catheters

Management of Central Venous Catheters

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According to Infection Control Today, approximately 5 million patients in the United Sates are put at risk for a potentially life-threatening infection due to the insertion of a medical device. In another article in Infection Control Today, persons with a central-line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) are 2-4 times more likely to die due to an infection and CLABSIs are a leading contributor to healthcare acquired infections. This course will provide an overview of central venous catheters (CVC), discuss the prevalence of complications from CVCs, and review evidence-based guidelines in the documentation, insertion, assessment, and management of CVCs.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-02-28Updated 2020-02-28

Course Objectives

  • Describe the different types of central venous catheters.
  • Explain the potential complications of CVCs.
  • Understand the prevalence of CVC use and complications from CVC use.
  • Identify best-practice in the management of CVCs.

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