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Preventing Central Line Complications: A Focus on Thrombosis & Infection

Available: On Demand
Posted in Webinar
Speakers: Dr. Wava Truscott

From preparation and insertion through fluid administration and dressings, there are many opportunities to introduce patient complications associated with Central Lines.  Central Line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs), blood clots, air embolisms, vessel and tissue damage caused by toxic extravasation and several other adverse conditions that contribute significantly to patient morbidity and mortality can be largely prevented, or their impact reduced.  Recent efforts focused on reducing CLABSIs have been remarkably successful for many, but only partially for others. Why? Once we understand the “how’s and why’s” not only for CLABSIs, but also for other preventable Central Line complications, we can implement effective preventative strategies that save lives and improve the quality of life for survivors.  This course will describe such complications, identify their causes and provide practical recommendations for healthcare professionals that can be readily implemented to make a positive, measurable, difference.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

-List patient complications associated with Central Lines (CL)

-How you can reduce CL-associated thrombosis

-Describe ways you can prevent CL-associated infections

Eligible for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education

**This activity is provided by Infection Control Today, a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15619, for 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Sponsored by:

Knowledge Network - Kimberly Clark

Speaker:
Wava Truscott

Dr. Wava Truscott is Director, Medical Sciences and Clinical Education, Kimberly-Clark Health Care. Her PhD is in Comparative Pathology with major emphasis in Microbiology and Immunology.  Dr. Truscott utilizes her years of experience in healthcare, knowledge of disease states and passion for infection prevention, to support national standards development, product research and clinical education.