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EKG/Terminal Tip Positioning Systems for CVCs

EKG/Terminal Tip Positioning Systems for CVCs

EKG/Terminal Tip Positioning Systems for CVCs

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

$95.00 $ 95.00 $ 95.00

$95.00 $ 95.00 $ 95.00

$ 95.00 $ 95.00 $ 95.00
$ 95.00 $ 95.00 $ 95.00
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Launch date: 17 Aug 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

In the EKG/Terminal Tip Positioning Systems course, you will learn how EKG is used as a tool to guide the inserter during placement of a CVC to position the catheter tip deep SVC, eliminating the need for radiographic confirmation post insertion.

There are distinct advantages using EKG tip confirmation over conventional X-ray confirmation. Cost savings, patient safety and accuracy are all achieved with EKG tip confirmation. It's more accurate and more precise than X-ray. Lastly it is less trouble and much faster than X-ray and can be read at the bedside by the inserting clinician.

During the placement of a central venous catheter, one of the larger veins of the arm, chest or neck is accessed. A catheter is inserted and threaded into the the superior vena cava. The final tip position of the catheter must be confirmed in the lower 1/3 of the SVC prior to the infusion of any therapies. In the EKG/Terminal Tip Positioning Systems course, you will learn how EKG is used as a tool to guide the inserter during placement of a CVC to position the catheter tip deep SVC, eliminating the need for radiographic confirmation post insertion.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
1. Identify the importance of real-time tip confirmation
2. Describe the anatomy/electrophysiology of the heart
3. Review EKG waveforms, how they work and what each waveform represents
4. Explain how to apply EKG as a method to accurately determine terminal tip location when placing central venous catheters
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)
  • 2.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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