Central Venous Access Learning Objectives

NUS-0107: Central Venous Access
At the end of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify strengths and weaknesses related to central line infusion therapy
2. Summarize the history of IV therapy and how it has evolved to central line infusion therapy
3. Identify legal aspects related to invasive IV and central line therapy
4. State 5 reasons for use of central venous catheters
5. Describe central venous anatomy and physiology
6. Identify the types of central lines/implanted ports, their differences, similarities, advantages and disadvantages
7. Identify nursing responsibilities in the care of central venous catheters
8. Calculate IV flow rates in order to assure accurate delivery of IV solution
9. Identify 4 major complications of central venous catheters
10. List the most common types of intravenous therapies infused via central venous access devices in the home care setting
11. List the equipment necessary to access an implanted port
12. Explain the procedure to access an implanted port.
13. Compare & contrast IV therapy in the home care setting with that of the acute care setting

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