Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) Policy

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Policy for Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs) Hickman/Broviac and PICC Care Management 

The Policy is based on national guidelines for the management of CVAD, and sound infection prevention and control principles.

The purpose of this guidance is to promote the appropriate and, safe use of CVADs throughout the Trust, and provide guidance for staff to:

  1. Safely access the line when required.
  2. Identify a line replacement strategy when/if required.
  3. Choose a relevant dressing and renew when appropriate.
  4. Document the intervention.

To download the policy please follow the link:  CVAD Policy v2

To download the Equality Impact Assessment associated with this policy, please follow the link: Equality Impact Assessment