Courses and programs

Central Venous Access Devices: the fundamentals


Welcome to the eLearniing module Central Venous Access Devices: the fundamentals.

This module is designed for clinical, nursing and midwifery staff in general clinical areas who are inexperienced in the care and management of CVADs.

A certificate is issued on completion.


On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Explain standardised CVAD related practice guidelines and assessment competencies
  • Conduct standardized care of CVADs according to NSW Health guidelines, including daily care, troubleshooting, and removal
  • Understand nursing interventions that can reduce the risk of device failure and complications
  • Comply with NSW Central Venous Access Device Insertion and Post Insertion Care: PD2011_060.


This module is designed for all nursing and midwifery staff and may qualify for up to 0.6 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.