Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs) & Midline Care & Management Training


Course Content:

• History of venous access & central venous access
• Accountability of care & management of CVADs
• Applied anatomy of the central veins – what is a central vein, routes of access, where should the catheter tip sit, nearby structures
• An overview of patient assessment & choice of devices
• What is a CVAD or Midline? Design of catheters & what are they made of?
• Insertion options – reasons for practitioners selecting differing insertion sites, benefits & possible complications
• Peripherally insert central catheters (PICCs) & Midlines
• Overview of Ultrasound-guided venous access & NICE Guidelines (2002) & an overview of ECG Technology in PICC line placement
• Overview of diagnostic & interventional radiology related to placement & management of CVADs
• Possible problems practitioners may encounter during catheter insertion
• Complications of central venous access
• Reducing the risk of intravascular catheter-related infections (EPIC3 2014)
• Post insertion care and management of CVADs (EPIC3 2014), ANTT
• Overview of removal of CVADs & Midlines
• Practical skills of CVADs care & management – including withdrawal of blood samples from different CVADs, flushing & drug administration, observations –these skills will be practiced on a Chester Chest Manikin

Important Notice:

Please note that this course does not provided IV drug administration training. Those wishing to book onto CVADs & Midline Care & Management Training MUST BE COMPETENT IN IV DRUG ADMINISTRATION VIP Venepuncture & Cannulation Training do not provide supervision of practice. It is the responsibility of each practitioner to undertake supervised practice and final assessment within their work place.

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Why attend the course?

• Small groups no greater than 8 delegates
• Comprehensive theory of CVADs
• Midlines also covered
• Relaxed effective training
• Practical skills performed by delegates on Chester Chest Manikin with arm includes PICC line
• Gain confidence accessing CVADs in a safe environment

Course Programme

One day courses starting at 9.30am through to 4.30pm.

The training is founded on the following:

• NICE Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters 2002
• EPIC 3 Guidance 2014
• ANTT
• SHOT Guidelines
• NPSA Alert 20 2007
• NMC Code 2015
• NICE July 2015 The 3M Tegaderm CHG IV securement dressing for central venous & arterial catheter insertion sites
• NICE March 2015 The Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System for placement of peripherally inserted central catheters
• RCN Standards for IV Therapy (updated version due in 2016)
• Full references of course content will be provided

Provided with the training is an Assessment Document that facilitates demonstration of knowledge, supervised practice and final assessment. A USB memory stick with the handouts on is provided and a certificate of attendance.