Vascular Access Dislodgement


Earn a certificate of completion

Beginner level



Approximately 1 hour to complete


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About the course:

Venous needle dislodgement (VND) and CVC disconnection (CVCD) are underreported life-threatening complications of hemodialysis.

Although a very rare occurrence, VND is minimised by focussed physiological assessment prior to haemodialysis and troubleshooting such alarms promptly.

By taking this course you will:

  • Have a deeper awareness of venous needle and central venous catheter dislodgement and the complication associated
  • Develop the skills for undertaking venous needle and CVC dislodgement risk assessment
  • Increase your awareness of the different types and tools that can be used to reduce the incidence of venous needle and CVC dislodgement
  • Revisit the use of the Chrevon technique in needle
  • Revisit the HD alarms and review causes of alarm fatigue

About the author:

Roseline Agyekum

Roseline Agyekum

FHEA MSc PG Cert HCP BSc CCN RN | Lecturer Practitioner | King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Roseline's educational research area is long term conditions with special interest in chronic kidney disease awareness especially among people of African and Afro-Caribbean Ancestry. Her publications have focused on vascular access longevity. Vascular access is the Achilles heel of haemodialysis as a renal replacement therapy.

Her role at King's College Hospital fosters the embedding of research into clinical care through Practice Development. She is involved in a number of Quality Improvement projects to deliver harm-free evidence based care to patients. She is intentional about developing an empowered, motivated, and sustainable renal workforce.

Course design:

Florin Ivan

Florin Ivan

Project Manager, Learning Hub | King's Health Partners

Cost: £0.00