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Blood Reflux: Backflow, Biofilm and Slime Oh My!

Course Description

This instructor-led course is designed to provide clinicians with an understanding of catheter complications in the healthcare environment and the potential impact on patient outcomes. It outlines vascular pressure and the pathophysiology of thrombus formation along with the relationship between occlusions, bloodstream infection and the role of biofilms.

Updated information on current guidelines and CLABSI rates will be discussed. Focus will be on providing best practice and clinical practice perspectives to prevent catheter occlusions.

To schedule an instructor-led course or to ask a continuing education course question, contact us.

Objectives

Upon completion of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how blood reflux in vascular access catheters contributes to thrombotic catheter occlusions and bloodstream infections
  • List two quality initiatives to prevent blood reflux complications
  • Identify two strategies for preventing complications created by blood reflux in the vascular access catheter
Intended Audience

This instructor-led program is designed for healthcare professionals interested in enhancing their personal and professional development by participating in an instructor-led CE program based on current research and practice.

Course Length

One hour

To schedule an instructor-led course or to ask a continuing education course question, contact us.

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