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Live and On-Demand Webinars:

Aseptic Technique: What is it and How is It Used to Prevent Infections Related to Vascular Access Therapy?

  1. Describe "aseptic technique"
  2. Explain the rationale for using aseptic technique in vascular access therapy
  3. Identify three vascular access procedures that require the use of aseptic technique

Ask the Experts: Sharing Best Practices to Prevent Healthcare Associated Bloodstream Infections (BSIs)

  1. Name three components of vascular access systems that can influence the risk of BSI
  2. Describe three infection prevention practices that can reduce the risk of BSIs associated with infusion therapy
  3. Identify two risk factors for thrombotic catheter occlusions
  4. Discuss two evidence-based strategies for preventing thrombotic catheter occlusions

Evidence-Based Practices for Preventing Infections Associated with Peripheral Catheters

Following the webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Explain two potential sources of infection associated with infusion therapy provided via peripheral vascular access.
  2. Discuss at least three evidence-based practices that should be used to prevent infections associated with peripheral intravascular catheters.
  3. Describe how a healthcare organization can ensure that EBPs are used to prevent infection associated with peripheral intravascular catheters.

Needleless Connectors: Sorting Out the Differences

  1. Review the external and internal characteristics of needleless connectors
  2. Explain the functionality of current types of needleless connectors.
  3. Describe the appropriate flushing methods for each type of needleless connector.

Needleless Connectors: Understanding Design and Function to Reduce Infection Risk

  1. Define needleless connectors.
  2. Describe categories, functions and designs of needleless connectors.
  3. Identify types of needleless connectors.
  4. Identify potential infection risks related to needleless connectors.
  5. Discuss current guidelines/recommendations to decrease the risk of infection with the use of needleless connectors.

Outbreaks of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Unsafe Injection and Medication Practices

  1. Discuss the potential consequences of using unsafe injection and medication practices
  2. Describe two unsafe injection practices that have been associated with outbreaks of bloodstream infections
  3. Discuss three measures that routinely should be used to prevent infections related to injections and medication administration

Vascular Access Related Infections in Out-of-Hospital Healthcare Settings: Identifying Risk Factors and Infection Prevention Measures

  1. Explain how the how the healthcare delivery system has shifted outside of the traditional acute care hospital
  2. Describe at least three risk factors for vascular access related infections in patients receiving care in out-of-hospital settings
  3. Identify at least three evidence-based practices that can be used to prevent these infections

What's the Risk? Using Clinical Scenarios to Identify Practices That Place Our Patients at Risk of Bloodstream Infection

  1. Explain how vascular access clinical practices can place a patient at risk for a bloodstream infection
  2. Describe at least three risk factors for vascular access-related infections in patients receiving intravascular therapy
  3. Identify at least three evidence-based practices that can be used to help prevent these infections


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