Central Venous Catheter

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Credits

1.25

Post Assessment Questions

7

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Activity Description

Central venous catheter insertion is a common and often, necessary procedure for the care of critically ill patients. Central venous access may be attained with various devices, depending on the indication for catheter insertion. Broadly, central venous catheters allow for the administration of vasoactive medications and agents that are known venous irritants but catheters are also used to perform dialysis or plasmapheresis, or as a conduit to insert additional devices for more complex procedures. This activity reviews central venous catheter insertion and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in managing patients who undergo this procedure.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the indications and contraindications for central venous catheter insertion.
  • Describe the technique involved in central venous catheter insertion.
  • Review the common complications of central venous catheter insertion.
  • Outline the importance of interprofessional team collaboration, communication, and care coordination to enhance the care of patients requiring central venous catheter insertion to improve outcomes.

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  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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