Lifeline Vascular Care Educational Programs
Vascular Access Focus Days
Education is provided for patients and clinical staff to enable them to recognize the early warning signs of access failure. During this full-day program, patients receive hands-on training in vascular access physical exam skills. Staff instruction incorporate all aspects of the monitoring process. Patients and staff discover how early intervention can not only preserve access function, but also increase its longevity.
Lunch and Learn
Knowing how busy dialysis units are, our Lunch and Learn program is ideal for those units that are committed to education but short on time. In just 30 minutes, our clinical educator will provide an in-service presentation during your clinical team’s lunch break. With our expansive library of consolidated educational presentations, we’re confident that we’ll have one available to suit your needs. And should you require instruction on a more specific topic, please don’t hesitate to ask. Custom presentations can be developed to meet your unique educational needs.
Case Review Program
For the dialysis unit that prefers a more personal approach to access education, we offer the Case Review Program. Our clinical educator will meet with you to review the specific indications that prompted referral for further evaluation. Actual case notes and radiographic images produced during the procedures are reviewed, allowing your clinicians to see access care from a whole new perspective.
Adventures in Access
Seeing is believing in this program! Caregivers may observe the innermost workings of our access center. Caregivers will closely and safely observe live interventional procedures, witnessing the dramatic improvement that occurs with appropriate interventional treatment. Didactic instruction includes hands-on physical assessment training and identification of the clinical indicators that prompted evaluation. Together we explore the relationship between access exam, machine and lad data, clinical findings, patient feedback and access dysfunction.