Duration: CME/CE Points: Faculty:
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Contact Hours : 20

Infusion Therapy: Essentials for Safe Practice, 2nd Edition is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Sept 27, 2017 - Sept 30, 2020. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 20 Contact Hours.

Description:
Infusion therapy is administered across all healthcare settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient settings, physician offices, and the home. Because infusion therapy is such a common practice, nurses may underestimate its potential risks and complications. This course is appropriate for nurses who administer infusion therapy in any healthcare setting. The course discusses selection of the most appropriate vascular access device (VAD) for the patient, potential complications with an emphasis on identification of signs and symptoms, preventative interventions, and interventions to take in the event of occurrence, as well as safe infusion administration. The course is designed for both newer and experienced nurses. The newer or less-experienced nurse who takes this course will gain information needed to become knowledgeable and confident in providing infusion therapy-related care, whereas the experienced nurse will find opportunities to review the basics and grow in understanding the professional implications of practicing infusion therapy.

Course Objectives
• Discuss issues related to the selection and placement of peripheral, subcutaneous, and intraosseous access devices.
• Discuss issues related to the selection and placement of central vascular access devices (CVADs).
• Discuss the ongoing care and maintenance required to safely manage short peripheral and midline catheters and reduce the risk for complications.
• Discuss ongoing care and maintenance required to safely manage CVADs and reduce the risk for complications.
• Discuss complications related to vascular access devices, as well as preventive strategies, identification, and management.
• Describe best practices for infusion administration in acute and nonacute settings, with consideration to special patient populations.
• Discuss issues involved in infusion administration in nonacute care settings.
• Describe professional practice standards as they relate to the practice of infusion therapy nursing.
• Describe standards of professional performance as applied to the practice of infusion therapy nursing.

Target Audience

Practice Management

Fees

Activity Fee : USD $64.95
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Specialties

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