•   5.75hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 3.0
  •   Review due: July 2023
New

This course has been designed to support and guide clinical management of central venous access devices (CVADs) based on the best, currently available evidence.


About

This course describes the different types of CVADs, insertion, maintenance, complications and removal. 

The resources support the translation of current evidence into practice to reduce the risk of vascular access complications and premature failure and improve patient outcomes. 

The course references CNSA Vascular Access Devices: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2021 which provide standardised, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and recommendations for the safe, effective, and efficient management of vascular access devices for the patient with cancer. The first topic, Patency, occlusion prevention and management details current evidence and recommendations for eight clinical questions including standardised patency assessment, flushing, locking, and occlusion management.


Modules

There are 3 modules in this course:

 

By the end of  this module you will be able to:

  • define what a CVAD is
  • identify indications for CVAD insertion and factors influencing the selection process
  • explain key CVAD principles including the patient, education, infection prevention, assessment, documentation and CVAD data
  • describe the various types of CVADs (short-term, intermediate term and long-term) utilising standardised and generalisable terminology
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantage of the different types of CVADs.

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By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • discuss key practice points for CVAD patient assessment and education including frequency and documentation requirements
  • outline education priorities for patients who will or who do have a CVAD inserted
  • list core CVAD assessment areas and identify suitable tools guide and document assessment.

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By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • outline key care considerations post CVAD insertion
  • describe the key principles and practices for CVAD maintenance
  • discuss key dressing management principles
  • discuss clinical practices and principles that impact patency management
  • describe the key practice points recommendations for the prevention and management of common CVAD complications.
  • outline key principles regarding CVAD removal, including indications and key practice points 
  • identify elements, key reasons for and frequency of CVAD documentation.

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Additional Information


Watch the webinar about the new resources and learning pathway:

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For further information please see the Information sheet.

Collaboration

Endorsed by:

Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS)
Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA)

Supported by:

Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR)

Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP)

Intravenous Nursing of New Zealand (IVNNZ)

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What you will achieve

  • Identify different types of CVADs and utilise new terminology
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of CVAD
  • Discuss key dressing management principles
  • Discuss clinical practices and principles that impact patency management
  • Identify key CVAD assessment areas and frequency of assessment and documentation
  • Identify elements, key reasons for and frequency of CVAD documentation
  • Discuss key practice points for CVAD patient assessment and education 
  • Describe the principles and practices for CVAD management
  • Describe the key practice points recommendations for the prevention and management of common CVAD complications
  • Outline key principles regarding CVAD removal, including indications and key practice points 

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for healthcare professionals caring for patients with a CVAD.

 

How does your facility implement this education resource?

All courses are accessible if your facility is already registered with eviQ Education. If you are not already registered you can register below.

 
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