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Pitfalls of Catheter Securement: The Dressing (Part Two)
Objectives :
Identify different types of modalities for catheter securement
Compare pull force of catheter securement modalities
Identify the common causes of securement failures
Review the best practice recommendations for vascular access device and dressing securement
Identify the benefits of gum mastic as dressing enhancement
The prevention of vascular access device and infusion complications is enhanced through better securement and stabilization of the catheter. This presentation will identify 21 securement and dressing scenarios with measured pull forces to help clinicians understand different securement modalities. Find out how dressings make a difference. The standard of seven-day dressing changes can lead the clinician to believe that the dressing actually stays on seven days, However, dressing disruptions occurs between 40-68 hours and unscheduled dressing changes contribute to increased infections, dislodgement, phlebitis, infiltration and adds extra supplies and nursing time to an already stressed environment. Keeping the dressing on is of the utmost importance. We will review the newly released standards of practices on securement with an in-depth review of a dressing enhancement to support dressing adherence.

Our thanks to Eloquest for their generous support of this program.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing provider Number CEP12371 for 1.0 contact hour

Feb 24, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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