Policy Number

NSHA CL-PT-001

NSHA CL-PT-001 Central Venous Access Devices: Care and Maintenance (Umbrella Policy)

Description

The purpose of this policy is to promote best practice in the care and maintenance of CVADs.


Proficiency Skills Checklists

Accessing, Heparinizing and De-accessing CVADs
 


Blood Specimen Collection (including Blood Cultures) from a CVAD

CVAD Dressing Changes and Securement

Flushing CVADs


Initiating Intravenous Therapy via CVAD

Management of Occluded CVADs

Needle-Free Connector Changes

Removal of PICC & Non-tunneled CVADs (including femoral CVADs)