ABCs of Central Venous Catheters 2020
The purpose of this course is to provide the nursing professional with a guide to the utilization, application, and management of central venous catheters. The potential complications inherent to each central venous catheter utilized and the management of any complication which may occur while caring for a patient with a central venous catheter device is also provided.

Course Publication Date: August 02, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:CVC080220
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pediatric Medicine
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • List 2 advantages and disadvantages of a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC).

  • State the 2 advantages and disadvantages of using a Groshong catheter.

  • Name an identifying characteristic of a subclavian, Hickman, Broviac, Groshong, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC), and a Venous Access Port catheter.

  • State 3 common potential complications associated with the use of central venous catheter devices.

  • List 3 nursing interventions necessary in the care and management of central venous catheter devices.

  • Name at least 5 reasons for using central venous catheters instead of using peripheral catheters.


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