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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12pm ET - Live

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Needleless Connectors: Sorting Out the Differences

Needleless connectors, originally intended to protect healthcare workers by eliminating needle use, are now the source of much confusion and concern. The number of available devices offers a wide variety of designs and ways they function. To ensure catheter patency, the end users must understand how their chosen device functions and what that means for flushing technique.

This presentation lasts about an hour.

Session Learning Objectives and Content Highlights

  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.


Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
Milner, GA

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI has more than 35 years experience in infusion nursing and adult education. Her experience comes from multiple acute care settings, healthcare manufacturing, and continuing professional education.

She holds national certifications from the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation and the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation. She also holds a Masters in Education from the University of Georgia.

Her publications include many aspects of vascular access devices, anatomy and physiology, nursing care of all types of vascular access devices, infusion and vascular access complication management, legal and regulatory issues, and principles of adult learning. She has served as director-at-large and president of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA); served as the president of the Southeastern Chapter of INS twice; and serves on the current INS Standards committee. She is president of Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc., an education and consulting company which was established in May 1996.


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