Vascular AccessHealth Solution
Make CLABSI prevention second nature.
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) create serious clinical and financial burdens for caregivers and patients. There are three major areas where infection can occur—during catheter insertion, dressing changes, and while accessing the line. We help clinicians use the right tools the right way every time to lower the risk of infection. Our comprehensive approach, emphasizing people, process and products, helps you reduce practice variation and create a culture of safety across your organization.
Enabling your team with the right education and tools, this program will help you empower caregivers with education of insertion, care and maintenance to successfully set-up the line. Ongoing education is provided in three ways to reinforce and sustain change:
Review the best practices for central venous catheter (CVC) access, insertion and maintenance.
List six ways CLABSIs can impact reimbursement and identify three CLABSI infection prevention strategies.
Feel confident performing IV placement, one of the most common procedures in the acute care setting. Follow current best practices ensuring the best outcomes for your patients receiving IV therapy.
Define sepsis and its significance in healthcare today. Identify seven risk factors for developing sepsis and review the CMS Sepsis Core Measures, known as sepsis bundles.
Learn the standards and guidelines for vascular access specific to the neonatal and pediatric population. Discuss commonly used devices and explore best practices and CLABSI-prevention strategies.
Proper CVC care and maintenance can reduce complications and improve outcomes. Explore interventions to improve clinical practice by utilizing a simple acronym, V.I.T.A.L.
Review the various vascular access options and their placement techniques and indications/contraindications. Establish evidence-based protocols for vascular access device selection.
Intraosseous placement provides faster access, fewer complications and a higher success rate. Analyze examples of intraosseous devices in clinical situations to improve patient outcomes.
Introduction into CVC Kits and the components inside.
Step-by-step technique for CVC insertion with Dr. Heffner.
A step-by-step instructional video on how properly insert a central venous catheter using the Medline CVC Zone Bundle™ to help prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections.
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