Successful insertion, maintenance and infection prevention of vascular access for the frail elderly in the LTC and SNF settings

  • Author: Amanda Thornton, RN, MSN, CIC, VA-BC
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • For CHG, COVID-19, Device Disinfection, Infection Control, Skin Prep & Vascular Access
  • 45:26

About this course

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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