presented by Lisa Gorski
Financial - Lisa Gorski receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She also receives compensation for Speaking honoraria from BD, 3M, Genentech, being an Advisory Board Member for Teleflex, ivWatch, Hospira/Pfizer, and employee of Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice, Part of Ascension at Home. She also receives book royalties from FA Davis.
Non-Financial - Lisa Gorski is an Editorial Board Member, Home Healthcare Now, Chairperson, Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation and Infusion Nurses Society Standards of Practice Committee.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Lisa Gorski, RN, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN
Lisa Gorski MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN, has worked for over 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, now part of Ascension at Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a CNS, she has developed and oversees the home infusion therapy program, provides staff education, is involved in agency…Read full bio
1. Peripheral Catheter Related Complications
The nurse who cares for a patient with a short peripheral or midline catheter must recognize potential complications such as phlebitis, infiltration/extravasation, infection, and nerve damage. Complications will be explored in the context of case examples, with an emphasis on preventative strategies and actions to take in the event of their occurrence.
2. Central Vascular Access Device Complications: Blood Stream Infection, CVAD Occlusion, and CVAD Malposition
The nurse who cares for patients with CVADs must recognize potential complications. In this chapter, bloodstream infection, CVAD occlusion, and CVAD malposition are addressed. Complications will be explored in the context of case examples, with an emphasis on preventative strategies and actions to take in the event of their occurrence.
3. Central Vascular Access Device Complications: Catheter-Associated Venous Thrombosis, Air Embolism, and Catheter Damage
Continuing the discussion of complications after chapter 2, catheter-associated venous thrombosis, air embolism, and catheter damage are presented.
4. Patient Education
While the overall risk for complications among home care patients with VADs is relatively low, patients and families must be instructed in and able to identify, act upon signs/symptoms, and promptly report any issues. Effective patient-teaching strategies will be addressed.