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CVAA is pleased to partner with Community Health Nurses’ Initiatives Group (CHNIG), a special interest group of the RNAO on a webinar:

Occlusion Management Guidelines for CVADs: A Home Care Perspective                                             

The webinar is part of the Health Promotion Seminar Series and is presented by Daphne Broadhurst and Kim Miller.

Seminar Description:
Occlusions of central venous access devices (CVADs) are the most common CVAD complication in home care, with significant negative patient, process and economical outcomes. The Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA) has developed a national Occlusion Management Guideline. The purpose of this presentation is to review the assessment, management and prevention of CVAD occlusions, as presented in the Guideline. Clinical practice tools and templates that support the application of this guideline will be discussed to ensure safe and effective management of CVAD occlusions.  

Our Presenters:
Kim Miller, RN, MScN, CVAA(c), has been employed within community health nursing for 18 years, the past 17 at Saint Elizabeth.  Kim has led multiple national clinical portfolios, including infusion therapy.  Kim currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Vascular Access Association and is a Past President of CHNIG.

Daphne Broadhurst, RN, BScN, CVAA(c), is a clinical specialist with Medical Pharmacies.  In addition to her educator and researcher roles in infusion therapy in the homecare and long-term care settings and her authorship in peer-reviewed journals, Daphne is currently the President of the Canadian Vascular Access Association.




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