Successful Insertion, Maintenance, and Infection Prevention of Vascular Access for the Frail Elderly in LTC/SNF Settings

  • Author: Jennifer Bender MPH, BSN, RN, CIC
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • 1:00:00

About this course

This course was presented live at INS Metro Island. 

At the end of this course, the learner shall be able to:

  • Verbalize three elements of the aging population and how it is evolving the need for caregivers to receive training in this area
  • Understand the physical changes in the in the frail elderly population and how it affects vascular access considerations
  • State the ways caregivers can improve vascular access approaches for a person with a diagnosis of dementia
  • Understand how infections are expressed differently in the elderly population and interventions to prevent sepsis and line related complications

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