Vascular Access Devices

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A person with cancer will need vascular access of some type if they will be receiving IV treatment. Vascular access devices (VADs) can be helpful for patients needing frequent access, blood sampling, and long-term in IV therapy. There are a variety of VADs, each with its own risks and benefits. In this course, six devices will be discussed including advantages and disadvantages for each.

You will enjoy access for 180 days from date of purchase, after which you will no longer be able to access the course.

To receive nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours, the following requirements must be met prior to the closing date and time of the course: 

  • Achieve 80% or higher on the post‐test. (Note: You will have two [2] attempts to achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post-test.)
  • Completion of the course evaluation. A course evaluation MUST be completed to be granted the NCPD contact hours. The evaluation link is locked until passing the post-test.

Course Topics

  • Vascular Access Devices
  • Intravenous Therapy

Expected Outcomes

  1. Describe indications and contraindications of VADs used in the oncology population.   
  2. Identify unique maintenance of VADs used in the oncology population. 
  3. Describe key nursing consideration of VADs used in the oncology population 

Target Audience

Registered Nurses

ILNA Breakdown

Up to 1.0 ILNA points may be applied to Treatment.  No more than 1.0 total points may be claimed for the program.

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