Updated: 6/22/2020
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  • Stage 3
  • Perform hand hygiene before touching the vascular access. Position the patient's arm so the vascular access is easily visualized.
  • Check the circulation by palpating pulses distal to the vascular access; observing blood refill in fingers; and assessing for numbness, tingling, altered sensation, coldness. Notify the healthcare provider promptly if you suspect clotting.
  • Stage 3
  • Swelling
  • Cold
  • Heat
  • Tenderness
  • This step shows the important items to monitor such as the blood pressure, amount finished and amount left, and blood flow.
  • Stage 3
  • The patient should make sure that the arm being used is far away from her body in case she falls asleep, she won't be sleeping on it.
  • This step will show the patients the signs they need to check in the area around the vascular access and can to call the doctor or nurse right away they feel any of the signs.
  • Redness
  • Drainage
  • The patient will see a video about how to properly sanitize before touching the vascular access.
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