Central Lines

Our central line training covers central line awareness, best practices for maintenance, and strategies to reduce the risk of sepsis, including the Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT) as well as the definition and purpose of central venous catheters, the anatomy and placement of central lines, common types of central lines (e.g., PICC, tunneled, non-tunneled) and general care of the patient with a central line, including dressing changes, troubleshooting and emergency escalation and care.

Central Lines Skills Training Courses

Parenteral Nutrition Awareness

Parenteral Nutrition (PN) Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Awareness

The attendees will understand:

  • the term parenteral nutrition and state the indications for use 
  • the difference between PN and TPN
  • State the common access routes for parenteral nutrition and the advantages and disadvantages of routes/catheters available
  • State the advantages and disadvantages of PN
  • the appropriate monitoring parameters for parenteral nutrition
  • the complications of parenteral nutrition and how these are managed
  • Demonstrate accurate documentation and record keeping

Central Lines – PICC, Hickman, Portacath

Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs) – PICC, Hickman, Portacath Awareness and emergency care

The attendees will be able to:

  • Identify different types of CVADs 
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of CVAD
  • Describe care and management of CVADs
  • Describe the principles and practices for CVAD management
  • Describe the prevention and management of common CVAD complications
  • Explain the importance of ANTT
  • Demonstrate on manikin the emergency care of cracked, cut, dislodged CVAD 
  • Demonstrate accurate documentation and record keeping