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Lunch and Learn: CVADs

Our Lunch and Learn series focuses on providing you with snappy updates on patient care and skills based topics.  Live sessions are delivered free, with on demand access available as part of Medcast Plus.

This on demand session covers Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs) and includes some top tips to help you care for patients with a range of different types of CVADS. for therapies including vasopressor and inotropes, CVP monitoring, and blood sampling. 

CVADs can cause a variety of complications, including infections, thrombosis and occlusion, dislodgment and catheter fragmentation. This session will explore assessment and management of CVAD devices to identify and prevent complications including techniques for managing occluded lumens.

Enrolment in this learning  gives you access to case studies and skills video to practise your skills after the session with access to the Medcast Critical Care Community to discuss your questions. This course will interest you if you want to understand the basics of CVADs  and how to manage them and prevent complications.

If you would like to access this course plus the Bonus Content for this course that includes a video demonstration of the technique to unblock a completely blocked CVAD/Lumen and interactive eLearning case on the titration of inotropes, please register here: Bonus Content

Course Educators
Susan Helmrich
Susan Helmrich

Susan Helmrich RN, DipAppScNsg, BN, CritCareCert, CoronaryCareCert, TraumaNsgCareCert, CertIV(TAE), MN(Ed), GradCert(Ldrshp & Mgt) has extensive experience ...

Jenny Browne
Jenny Browne

Jenny Browne, RN, Cert IV (TAE), CritCareCert, MN(AdvClinEd), has an extensive background in critical care nursing and education. Jenny has worked across a vari...


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