Certification Review Includes

  • Vascular Access Review: Anatomy, Physiology, Infection Control and Peripheral IV Access

    1. The goal of this self-learning module is to provide healthcare providers with information about vascular access-related anatomy and physiology, infection control, and peripheral IV therapy practice. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Describe the vascular, pulmonary and systemic circulation systems as related to IV therapy
      Define an aberrant artery
      Name the three layers of a vein
      Explain the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic contamination
      Identify the common sites for intraosseous
      Describe the types of needles and catheters utilized in peripheral IV access
      Name the veins that can be utilized in an adult for peripheral IV access
      Explain the INS Standard of Practice for replacing a peripheral IV catheter
      Describe the proper procedure for discontinuing a peripheral IV catheter
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Vascular Access Review: Central, Specialty and Non-Venous Access and Device-Related Equipment

    1. The goal of this module is to provide healthcare providers with information about central venous access devices (CVAD), specialty venous access devices, non-venous access, and vascular access device-related equipment. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      State the proper point of tip location for a central venous catheter
      List the components of a central line bundle
      Explain the difference between non-tunneled/tunneled central venous access devices and implanted ports
      Describe the venous access device that may be inserted for cardiac or pulmonary monitoring
      Identify a non-venous access device that may be placed in a patient
      List the methods for verifying the internal tip location of a central venous catheter
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Vascular Access Review: Critical Thinking, Research and Quality Improvement

    1. The goal of this self learning module is to provide healthcare providers with information about critical thinking, research and quality improvement as it pertains to vascular access practice. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Describe the attributes of critical thinkers
      Define the meta-analysis research approach
      List the organizations that provide Standards of Practice for infusion practice
      Define the terms Standard of Practice and Guideline for Practice
      Describe the quality improvement (QI) process
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Vascular Access Review: Patient Assessment, Advocacy, Communication, Ethical Considerations

    1. The goal of this self learning module is to provide healthcare providers with information about patient assessment, advocacy and communication, ethical and legal considerations, and clinician education related to vascular access. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      State five basic concepts related to the placement of vascular access devices in patients
      List five condition/disease states that must be considered prior to the insertion of a vascular access device
      Define the term interdisciplinary collaboration
      List five ethical principles related to healthcare
      Explain the difference between assault and battery
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Vascular Access Review: Vascular Access for Geriatric/ Older Adults

    1. The goal of this self learning module is to provide healthcare providers with information about vascular access considerations when caring for geriatric/older adult patients. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      State the normal physical changes that occur with aging related to the vascular and integument systems
      Understand the normal physical changes that occur with aging related to the liver and kidneys
      Select the appropriate venous access device for the geriatric/older adult patient related to the infusion therapy ordered
      State two important considerations to accomplish successful peripheral IV catheter insertion in the geriatric/older adult
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Vascular Access Review: Vascular Access for The Pediatric Patient

    1. The goal of this module is to provide healthcare providers with information about pediatric vascular access. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Identify the major characteristics of the 5 developmental stages for pediatric patients
      List the veins available for peripheral IV access in a child under 18 months of age
      Identify the appropriate IV medications and solutions that may be infused through a peripheral midline catheter in a pediatric patient
      List the veins available for central venous access in a pediatric patient
      Define and explain intraosseous access in the pediatric patient
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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