- Digital Seminar
- Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
- AMY A. LUTTEUR, BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI
- PESI Inc.
- CE Available:
- No, CE credit is not available
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- Choose the correct venous line for each IV medication.
- Distinguish harmful medications that require a central line to minimize patient risk.
- Evaluate the early signs & symptoms of an infusion gone bad to intervene properly.
- Examine infusion scenarios and actual photos to avoid negligence lawsuits.
- Examine ports, picc and PIVs to develop the rationale behind troubleshooting.
- Analyze central lines for placement and life-threatening complications.
High Osmolality, Extreme pH and Cytotoxicity
High Risk IV Medications: How They May Result in ‘Your Day in Court’
- The three harbingers of potential disaster
Peripheral Line Complications: Your Responsibility and Therefore YOUR Fault
- Prevention/intervention/antidotes & treatments
Midlines – Anatomy of a Necrotic Disaster
- Vein selection and gauge size: The keys to avoid complications
- Proven practice tips for successful IV starts
- Infiltrations/extravasations: Critical skills for early intervention
- Phlebitis: Chemical/infective/mechanical
- When to insist on a central line – to increase patient safety and decrease your liability risk
- Tricks and tips for special populations
- Anticipate venous limitations of pediatric/geriatric/renal/obese/edematous/CVA patients
Central Venous Lines: Ports, PICCs, IJs, Tunneled Lines & the Life-Threatening Complications
- The line that is most commonly – and dangerously – misused
- Midline appropriate drugs
- Midline appropriate patients?
- Function/assessment/maintenance/patency/positional lines
- Mal-positioned tips
- Phlebotomy from central venous lines: Risks for clots and infection
- Central line infections and sepsis: Who is responsible?
- Common preventable causes of sepsis
- Extravasations and infiltrations: Necrosis, nerve damage…legal problems
- Advocating for the appropriate venous access for your patient
- Professionalism/best practices/national standards
AMY A. LUTTEUR, BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI
Amy A. Lutteur, BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI, owns and teaches for Home Infusion Nurse®, an educational company that teaches nurses how to perform PICC/Port and PIV care and how to manage infusions. Additionally, she is an active member of a Level 1 trauma center vascular access team. She is board certified in vascular access, as well as in infusion nursing.
Amy has worked extensively with “difficult vein” populations such as those with vascular disease, diabetes, IV drug use disorder and renal disease. Additionally, she was the go-to IV nurse while working in a long-term acute care hospital with patients whose only viable veins were in ankles, feet, knees and shoulders. She has successfully obtained IV access during seizure activity and during chest compressions! From a small community hospital to a level 1 trauma center with a dialysis center and cardiac care between, Amy has witnessed and heard about a myriad of IV complications. She continues to be amazed at how many nurses have not been offered the education they need and deserve for this invasive and high-risk skill.
Amy’s sense of humor will keep you engaged as she eagerly shares her time-proven tricks and tips for IV care. Whether you are a new nurse, or a nurse who has practiced for decades, this course will dramatically decrease your risk of legal action and impact your practice like no other course you have taken!
Financial: Amy Lutteur is sole proprietorship of Home Infusion Nurse. She has an employment relationship with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Ms. Lutteur receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Amy Lutteur has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
- Nurse Practitioners
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
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