CVADs - care and management of vascular access devices


ACU & SVH Clinical School
Cator Building, Ground Level
(Building Entry on Barcom Ave Darlinghurst, across from Liechhardt Street)

Date details:

Dates available for this program in 2019 are:
14 May 2019 (FULL)
5 September 2019 (FULL)
26 November 2019 (FULL)

Closing date for event registrations: Two weeks prior to workshop date

Online registration and payment link:

Course overview:

This program aims to increase participants’ knowledge of the care and management of vascular access devices, and provide evidence-based guidelines for assessing and managing peripheral and central venous access devices (including peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs), midlines, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), tunnelled devices (e.g. Hickman catheters), implantable devices (e.g. Portacaths) and Vascaths.


The workshop is coordinated by Vascular Access CNC with a variety of specialist nurses presenting.

Key topics:

On completion of this study day,  it is anticipated that participants will be able to:
•    Explain what a Vascular Access Device (VAD) is and the difference between peripheral and central types.
•    Identify different types of VADs and their clinical need
•    Argue the importance of aseptic technique, documentation, flushing and clamping techniques for positive pressure displacement caps vs. neutral pressure caps when managing VADs
•    Distinguish complications associated with VADs
•    Applying theoretical knowledge into practice in the competencies associated with VAD management

Who should attend:

Registered Nurses who are required to manage vascular access devices

Course enquiries:

Peter Jones
0457 562 178


$150 ex GST


Participants are required to organise their own travel and parking arrangements.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation provided up to 5 working days before the program a full refund will be issued.
Cancellation past the 5 working days and before 24 hours prior to the program half refund will be issued.
Cancellation with 24hrs prior to the program no refund is issued.

Cancellation should be in writing to


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