Policy Number


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


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)