Hospitals & Services

CVAD Study Day

Aims/Purpose

The aim of the study day is to provide an evidence based multidisciplinary theoretical study day with a lab practicum component to support best practice in the management and care of CVADs.  Develop critical thinking skills in assessment and management of CVADs.

Content
  • ​Anatomy and physiology
  • Types, definition, selection and insertion
  • Advantages and disadvantages of devices
  • Principles of infection prevention and control
  • Clinical pharmacy - drug and fluid administration and problem drugs.
  • Clinical risk management - serious events involving CVADs
  • Identifying complications and strategies for management and prevention.
  • Interactive lab practicum which includes dressing, changing access devices, blood sampling, flushing, accessing Portacaths, troubleshooting PICC, Hickman, non tunneled CVC and Portacaths.
  • Scenarios - group work.
2016 Dates19 February, 4 March, 12 April, 18 May, 8 June,
1 July, 17 August, 16 September, 26 October,
|4 November, 13 December
Duration​One day 0800-1630hrs
Location

​Clinical Skills Unit
5th Floor
Riverside Block
Christchurch Hospital

Bookings

​All bookings are through healthLearn.  You will need to create an account if you have not already got one. Instructions are on the homepage.
All enquiries email pdu@cdhb.health.nz

Target Audience​Registered Nurses and Midwives seeking to up-skill knowledge and practice, NE's, ME's, IV Link Staff.
Pre requisite
  • ​Initial IV Therapy certification
  • Complete the theory component (100% pass) of the online non implanted device assessment via healthLearn. Please note: if you have a current CVAD certification you are not required to complete the assessment again.
  • Complete the Learning Agreement on healthLearn and send it to the PDU. 
  • Read the RCA Report and be ready to discuss it during the day. 
  • Print off a Patient Information Booklet from the Additonal Resources section located on the healthLearn page.  
  • Be familiar with the CENTRAL VENOUS ACCESS DEVICE Resource Book located in the Additional Resources section on healthLearn. NB Partnering organisations refer to your NE/Nurse Manager for a healthLearn login to enable you to complete the online assessment.
  • Failure to complete any of these
    pres-requisites will mean you will not be able to attend and you will need to rebook.
Links to CDHB/MOH initiatives​The Ministry of Health (2010) has identified CVAD management as a key national focus area in the NZ Health Strategy for the prevention of catheter related bacteraemia improving patient safety across the health sector.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Page last reviewed: 20 October 2016
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