BOCAVA-Addressing the Dressing: Improving Dressing Disruption in Vascular Access
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When: Thursday, May 23, 2019
6:30 pm
Where: Brimestone Restaurant
14575 SW 5th St
Pembroke Pines, Florida  33027
United States
Presenter: Michelle DeVries, MPH, CIC, VA-BC

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Addressing the Dressing:
Improving Dressing Disruption in Vascular Access
Speaker: Michelle DeVries, MPH, CIC, VA-BC
Sponsored by: Eloquue

Program Description
Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSI) are a significant cause of hospital morbidity and mortality. A review of literature and Infusion Therapy Standards indicate that dressing changes due to disruption are associated with a significant risk of bloodstream infection. A quality improvement project to decrease the number of premature dressing changes due to disruption was initiated and its results will be discussed.

Learning Objectives
 Review the current guidelines and standards regarding vascular access dressing integrity
 Discuss the evidence indicating the association between dressing disruption and bloodstream infection
 Describe a successful intervention designed to improve dressing integrity on vascular access devices


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