SePAN - Access Purposefully Reducing Venous Depletion for ALL Patients
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When: 3/28/2018
6:00 PM
Where: Bonefish Grill
160 North Gulf Road
(Near rear entrance to King of Prussia Mall)
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania  19406
United States
Presenter: Mary Moretti, RN & Linda Mosser, RN
Contact: Marijane Barbone

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As the most common invasive hospital procedure, literature and studies have shown that IV catheters fail too often and at, what should be, an unacceptable rate. Additionally, literature has also shown that some vascular access devices, such as PICCs, are placed inappropriately and/or unnecessarily. The repeated venipunctures with peripheral IV (PIVs) catheters and risks associated with centrally placed vascular access devices (VADs) lead to patient dissatisfaction, venous depletion and highlight an obvious need for an additional tool in our vascular access tool box. This symposium will discuss the solution of extended dwell peripheral IV catheters (EPIVs) that vascular access specialists across all patient populations have found to bridge the gap between failing PIVs and inappropriate VADs. They will share their Leaderflex EPIV catheter experience and provide evidence of how they reduced venipunctures and extended dwell times. In doing so, they will discuss patient selection, insertion, and care and maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the need for an additional vascular access device.
  • List at least three benefits of an extended dwell peripheral IV catheter.
  • Identify patients that would benefit from an extended dwell peripheral IV catheter.

Dinner will be served.  Seating is limited.  Reserve your seat by 3/24/18