IVAN - Scientific Meeting & Vendor Fair
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When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
7:00 AM
Where: Hyatt
6350 N. River Rd
Rosemont, Illinois 
United States

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7:00 AM         Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibitors

7:30 AM         Welcome & Introductions

7:45 AM        “Translating Vascular Access – An Experience with Veterinary Medicine”

Christopher Ensign, MSN, RN, CNL, CRNI

Describe the way vascular access can transfer across disciplines

Identify the values gained in collaboration between human and animal medicine

Discuss examples of positive changes to human medicine from veterinary medicine


8:40 AM          “New Weapons in the Fight Against CLABSIs”
                        Chris Cavanaugh, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC

Understand the current rates of CRBSI in the US Acute care hospitals

Discuss current common strategies for reducing CRBSI

Understand new technologies and methods to reduce risk of CRBSI


9:30 AM            Vendor Presentations

10:30 AM          Brunch & Exhibitor Tables

11:30 AM        “Catheter and Bundle: Is Your Team Complete?”
Regina Bowen Hines, MSN, RN, VA-BC

Review the science behind how infections occur with a bundle

Identify how passive protection completes the team

Discuss a personal experience of adding a protected catheter to an existing insertion bundle practice


12:30 PM       “Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Placement”
Debbie Boyce RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC

Device selection overview

Challenges of Peripheral IVs

Basics of ultrasound, when and how to use ultrasound

Peripheral venous anatomy

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12371 for 4 contact hours

The link for online registration is https://mailchi.mp/935d94a66f90/ivanjan2019scientificmeeting.  The deadline for registration is January 9th, 2019.

IVAN Membership Fee: $36 per year, to join or renew on-line please visit www.avainfo.org/IVANMembership