IV (Venous) Use: Access and Complications

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Learn all about use of IV’s for hydration, nutrition and medications. When are they used? How? And what are potential complications?

Mona Inocentes from Thrive RX will discuss:

  • Differences between 3 types of central lines: Port a Cath, PICC and Tunneled Catheters, and advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Causes of common central line infections.
  • Brief discussion of other central line complications
  • Tips for minimizing complications and infections with discussion of some newer products on the market

About the Speaker

Mona Inocentes has been a nurse for 20 years and has worked for the past 15 years as an infusion specialist.  She is certified in infusion nursing and currently works for ThriveRx in the Boston area.  Her expertise is in complex intravenous (IV) education for both adults and children. As a nutrition liaison  she is involved in the total coordination of patient nutrition from discharge to clinical follow-up at home.

Date: 04/04/2011
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