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
This nursing continuing education activity is offered by Infection Control Today/Informa Exhibitions, an approved provider (California BRN provider #16526) by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Speaker: Dr. Wava Truscott
Dr. Wava Truscott is Director, Medical Sciences and Clinical Education, Halyard Health. 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.