Vascular Access Devices

Vascular Access Devices

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Due to limited capacity, priority will be given to those providing/ planning to deliver direct care to children with medical complexity and technology dependence.

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Description

This competency-based workshop will prepare the community health-care provider with the knowledge and skills to care for children requiring a central venous access device and peripheral intravenous device. Assessments, prevention and management strategies related to these technologies will be addressed. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills related to the care of a child requiring a vascular access device. This workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Pre-requisites: Registered participants are required to complete the pre-learning package prior to attending the workshop in order to fully participate in the learning activities planned throughout the day.

Agenda

SickKids Learning Institute
525 University Ave.
Toronto ON

8:30 - 10:00 Sign-in, Welcome and Introduction to Vascular Access Devices Care & Maintenance
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:30 Rotating Practice Stations (40 minutes each)
  1. Dressing Change
  2. Cap Chanage & Heparin Lock
  3. Subcutaneous Port Access
12:30-13:00 Wrap-up & Evaluations

Prior to attending:

It is strongly recommended that registered participants review the following learning package prior to attending the workshop in order to fully participate in the learning activities planned throughout the day.

Please bring a copy of the following material with you in order to participate fully throughout the day

Additional resources:

  • Broadhurst, D., (2012). CVAD Complication Management: A Decision – Aid Tool. Journal of the Canadian Vascular Access Association, 6(1), 8-14.

  • O’Grady, N., Alexander, M., Burns, L.A., Dillinger, P., Garland, J.M., Heard, S.....& the Health care Infection Control Practice Advisory Committee. (2011). Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter- related infections. American Journal of Infection Control, 39(4), S1-S34.

  • Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2005). Care and Maintenance to Reduce Vascular Access Complications. Toronto, Canada: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.