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Clinical Evidence connecting Needle-Free Connectors to Lower Rates of CLABSI and Occlusions
Clinicians caring for central lines must carefully monitor for complications including catheter occlusion, which refers to the inability to infuse or withdraw fluids from a catheter. For timely medication administration, it is imperative to keep the catheter patent. This presentation will discuss the different types of catheter occlusion, assessment, troubleshooting, treatment and prevention of catheter occlusions.
Recognize and understand the difference types of Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) occlusion.
Understand the most current, successful treatments of CVAD occlusions.
Consider the impact of occluded CVADs have on patient outcomes, clinician efficiency, and associated costs.
Be empowered to implement prevention and treatment of CVAD occlusions.