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Safe IV Patient Care

Safe IV Patient Care

Safe IV Patient Care

Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC
Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC
on behalf of PICC Excellence Inc

$55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00

$55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00

$ 55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00
$ 55.00 $ 55.00 $ 55.00
Normal Price: $55.00 $55.00

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Launch date: 27 Jul 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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Description

The goal with vascular access devices is to provide a means to safely administer medications to a patient for the duration of required therapy. In order to do this, we must keep these vascular access devices functioning without occlusions, infections, or complications.

The goal with vascular access devices is to provide a means to safely administer medications to a patient for the duration of required therapy. In order to do this, we must keep these vascular access devices functioning without occlusions, infections, or complications.

In this program, we review the daily best practices for vascular access devices know to prevent infection and complications. Specifically, we review the importance of cleansing:

-Hands
-Skin
-Use of clean gloves
-Disinfection of access hubs

We also review the daily procedure for assessing:

-Insertion site
-Dressing
-Catheter function
-Signs of infection/complications

Finally, we provide a detailed review of the basics of flushing a catheter to keep it clear of medications and blood, in an effort to eliminate complications.

These are all specific steps clinicians can actively follow on a daily basis to reduce the risk of infections and complications, ensuring a higher degree of safety and positive outcomes for our patients.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Discuss safe daily practices for vascular access devices including:
- Hand Hygiene
- Gloves
- Skin
- Access hub
2. Describe assessment procedure for insertion site, dressing and catheter function
3. Explain basics of flushing to clear catheter and tubing of blood and infusates



Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC

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Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC
on behalf of PICC Excellence Inc

Nancy Moureau is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and vascular access. She began her nursing practice in 1981, received her certification as an 9ntravenous specialist since 1987 and currently serves as a professional registered nurse of the PICC/IV team at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, Ms. Moureau functions as an educational consultant, working with program development, project management, advisory boards and speakers' bureaus to share information about vascular access.

As a well-published author, Ms. Moureau is constantly involved with research and literature analysis, providing information and interpretation for individuals, manufacturers, hospitals and groups. She is a speaker and expert throughout the United States and abroad on subjects specific to PICCs, ultrasound, central lines and general vascular access. She began her PICC insertion training at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. She later studied at Gemelli Catholic Hospital in Rome, Italy, Royal Berkshire Trust Hospital in Reading, England, and Gartnavel Royal Hospital - National Health Trust in Glasgow, Scotland, for central venous catheter insertion training. Her training at these facilities included PICC, internal jugular, tunneled catheter, xillary and port insertions.

Most recently, Ms. Moureau chaired the International Consensus Forum for the World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA) Standard Minimal Requirements for Central Venous Access Devices. An adjunct associate professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, Nancy is involved with research through the One Million Global (OMG) Prevalence study and a member of the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR). She can be reached for questions at nancy@piccexcellence.com.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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