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Capra Garrison

Capra Garrison, Registered Nurse, has more than 33 years of experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, long term care continuing education provider, and long term care pharmacy quality assurance consultant.

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Class Accreditation

All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #: CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, North Dakota, South Carolina, West Virginia and New Mexico through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 

Care and Maintenance of Peripheral and Midline Catheters

Contact Hours: 6
Cost: $60.00

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Care and Maintenance of Peripheral and Midline Catheters
This course has been designed to provide basic conceptual and operational knowledge to healthcare clinicians caring for those who have peripheral and midline catheters. As the science of infusion therapy advances and technology expands, it is imperative that all healthcare clinicians and nurses practicing infusion therapy remain current in their knowledge of infusion therapies, principles, techniques, equipment, and the latest in infusion evidence-based practices.
This course is based on the current best practices as defined by the Infusion Nursing Society and other governing agencies such as the CDC, and FDA.
Pedagogy has developed infusion skill check-off lists for all infusion related procedures for demonstration of skills and these are available in the course, for print out, and completion with a preceptor.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify infusion related complications, causes and appropriate treatment.
  2. Identify methods of infection control related to IV therapy.
  3. List the components of accurate and complete documentation of IV procedures and complications.
  4. Demonstrate IV and Infusion related procedures.


Chapter 1: VAD Selection and Placement

  • Peripherals
  • Midlines

Chapter 2: Infection Prevention and Safety Compliance

Chapter 3: Vascular Access Device Management

  • Needleless Connectors
  • Filtration
  • Vascular Access Device Stabilization
  • Site Protection
  • Flushing and Locking
  • Dressing Changes
  • Administration Set Changes

Chapter 4: Fluid Regulation

  • Gravity infusion
  • Electronic Infusion Device (EID)
  • Calculating IV flow rates

Chapter 5: Medication Administration

  • Continuous/Intermittent infusions
  • IV Push
  • Antibiotic Reconstitution and reconstitution systems
  • Elastomeric Devices

Chapter 6: Procedure Guides and Videos

  • Midline Catheter Dressing Change and Video Demonstration
  • Midline Catheter Needleless Access Device Change and Video Demonstration
  • Midline Catheter Flushing and Locking and Video Demonstration
  • Blood Sampling from a Midline by Discard Method and Video Demonstration
  • Intermittent Infusion Procedure Guide and Video Demonstration
  • IV Push Procedure Guide and Video Demonstration

Chapter 7: Complications

  • Local Complications
  • Systemic Complications

Chapter 8: Assessment and Documentation 

  • Documentation of IV Therapy
  • Documentation of Infiltration or Extravasation
  • Monitoring and Documentation – IV Hydration
  • Monitoring and Documentation – IV Antibiotics
  • Monitoring and Documentation – Pain Management
  • Monitoring and Documentation – Heparin Intravenous or Subcutaneous

Chapter 9: Discontinuation of Therapy

  • Peripheral catheter removal
  • Midline catheter removal

Chapter 10: Resources – Skill Check-Off Lists

  • Medication Administration
  • Large Volume Electronic Infusion Device
  • Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion
  • IV Push
  • Administration of Infusate via an Ambulatory Infusion Pump
  • Medication Administration via an Elastomeric Device

Chapter 11: References