Nursing CPD Institute

Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD) and Long Peripheral Venous Catheter (PVC) Management

CPD Hours: 2
Current as at 26 April 2021
The content covers procedural information, clinical considerations, general information of Long CVP, CVADs, patient education, troubleshooting of issues that may occur during insertion or post-insertion period, clinical communication, and a number of appendices dealing with clinical issues.

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“Gain an understanding of CVAD and long peripheral venous catheter management”

Course Content

With permission – This session is based on the Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD) and Long Peripheral Venous Catheter (PVC) Management – Clinical Practice Standard recently published by the Government of   Western Australia Health Service.

The content covers procedural information, clinical considerations, general information of Long CVP, CVAD’s, patient education, troubleshooting of issues that may occur during insertion or post-insertion period, clinical communication, and a number of appendices dealing with clinical issues.

The types of central catheters will be explored and their insertion discussed. Line maintenance will be reviewed and the dressing of the site will be explored. The procedure for blood sampling will be noted and the issue of device removal discussed. Arterial ports will also be discussed as part of the information provided.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of central venous access devices and long peripheral venous catheter management
  • Explore the key clinical components of the procedures for insertion and maintenance 
  • Review the expected problems that could occur and solutions for same
  • Investigate the arterial port and issues surrounding same
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