Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Client Education

  • Selection of a vascular access device should be based on input from the client, family caregivers, nurse, physician and other members of the health care team
  • Health care providers need to continue to include clients in decision making, ensuring that they are involved and have enough information to evaluate their care. In addition, nurses require organizational support and resources in order to advocate for their clients to ensure appropriate device selection and insertion.
  • Nurses need to consider the educational content provided to clients and their families
  • Nurses have the responsibility for teaching clients about device care, how to troubleshoot complications and how to access the assistance of a health care professional.
Clinical Management
Assessment and Device Selection for Vascular Access
Point of Care Resources