Ontario Renal Network Vascular Access Education Program (VAEP00ODM18)
None - Self Directed Learning
Nurse education in appropriate assessment and maintenance of Vascular Access is one of the key elements in ensuring optimal vascular access for patients. The Vascular Access Education Program has been designed to provide nurses with ongoing education in VA creation, maturation, and cannulation.
The Vascular Access Education Program was created by the Ontario Renal Network, a work unit within Cancer Care Ontario, in collaboration with the ORN Cannulation Working Group to better inform providers about the assessment and care of hemodialysis vascular accesses.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the guidelines for vascular access and describe the rationale for these guidelines
- Describe the types of arteriovenous fistulae, and identify access sites, complications and management of arteriovenous fistulae
- Describe the types and use of arteriovenous grafts, and identify surgical procedures, complications and management of arteriovenous grafts
- Describe the rope ladder and buttonhole cannulation techniques including pre-cannulation assessment for both techniques
- Describe the types of central hemodialysis catheters and identify indications, placement sites, complications and management of central hemodialysis catheters
Course Syllabus: To view the course syllabus, please click HERE
This program is available to all dialysis nurses in Canada. VAEP training for Ontario nurses in one of the 26 Regional Renal Programs is tracked. If you are outside of Canada, and would like access to the VAEP training, please email VAEP@renalnetwork.on.ca.