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Nursing CE Instructor Led Activities

Contact Smiths Medical Professional Services to schedule one of these instructor-led courses.

Blood Reflux: Backflow, Biofilm and Slime Oh My!

This one contact hour 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

Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy

This two contact hour instructor-led course is designed to facilitate a basic understanding of infusion therapy. The goal is to present the research and evidence that supports best practice for infusion therapy and improves patient outcomes. This program will provide participants with the knowledge needed to select the vascular access device that reflects the lowest risk for complications and supports the safest course of prescribed therapy.
To schedule an instructor-led course or to ask a continuing education course question contact us

Peripheral Infusion Therapy Practicum

This one contact hour practicum is designed to demonstrate the practical application of venipuncture skills. The goal is to apply the research and evidence that supports best practice for infusion therapy and improves patient outcomes. This program will provide participants with the opportunity to practice venipuncture techniques on an anatomical model. This course is offered in conjunction with other didactic infusion therapy programs.
To schedule an instructor-led course or to ask a continuing education course question contact us

Prevention and Management of Neonatal Infusion Complications

This one contact hour instructor-led course is designed to provide an overview of vascular access device options for the neonate focusing on identification, prevention, and intervention measures for complications of infusion therapy. This course will describe potential infusion complications in the neonatal patient and discuss strategies aimed at decreasing the risk of these complications.
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When Veins Leak: Preventing and Managing Extravasation

This one contact hour instructor-led course explores the inadvertent administration of a medication or solution into the surrounding tissue instead of the intended vascular pathway is a risk critical care nurses’ face on a regular basis when caring for high acuity patients on multiple complex drug therapies. This complication of infusion therapy is defined as either infiltration or extravasation based on the vesicant properties of the medication or solution. The pathophysiology and current theories on the mechanism of injury will be discussed.
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Pediatric Infusion Therapy: Preventing Complications and Improving Outcomes

This two hour instructor-led course is designed to facilitate a basic understanding of pediatric infusion therapy with a focus on short peripheral therapy. The current standards, guidelines, and research will be presented followed by a discussion of the factors involved in pediatric vascular access device selection. Tips for successfully gaining and maintaining pediatric vascular access will be described. Participants will discuss evidence based strategies to improve outcomes for patients receiving pediatric peripheral infusion therapy.
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Accreditation
Smiths Medical Clinical Education Provider Unit is approved for providing continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP 15005.

Approval as a provider refers only to this continuing education activity and does not imply California Board of Registered Nursing endorsement of any commercial products.

Programs offered in US only.

Commercial Support
These nursing continuing education activities are supported by Smiths Medical North America.