Gregory Schears Near infrared (NIR) imaging systems are a valuable tool for vascular assessment and peripheral vascular access. This technology serves a key role in identification of the optimal site for PIV placement, confirming the right catheter size for the vein and assessing venous integrity post catheter placement. This workshop will provide an introduction to NIR technology and how it works, a review of the evidence regarding improved outcomes and patient satisfaction, and a discussion of the advantages of NIR vascular assessment.
Russ Nassof All too often implementing change into the healthcare environment – even those which have been proven to improve outcomes – is met with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Understanding clinical practice guidelines (CPG) and evidence based medicine (EBM) is critical as clinicians overcome barriers and navigate change towards the advancement of patient care. This presentation will focus on effectuating change through a healthcare audit of current products, practice, policy and people and implementation strategies towards successful improvement of vascular access practice.
Chris Cavanaugh The learner will understand the current rates of central line blood stream infections (CRBSI) in the United States acute care hospitals. The presenter will discuss current common strategies for reducing the CRBSI rates within your facility. This lecture will promote and empower the learner to recognize and understand that new technologies and methods implemented in your care practice that can reduce the risk associated with CRBSI’s.
Matt Ostroff Learners objectives of this presentation include Analyze assessment techniques for unique patient situations. Applying alternative techniques for insertion and threading. Discuss challenges to securing vascular access devices. Critique the phrase "right device” and explore how this can assist a hospital based program to provide quality care.