WAMIVAN-Site protection, securement, and skin integrity:Skin Care Considerations for Vascular Access
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When: Monday, September 23, 2019
6 pm
Where: Providence Sacred Heart Medical
101 West 8th Ave
Spokane, Washington 
United States
Presenter: Debra Thayer MS, RN , CWOCN
Contact: Teresa Fisher
(509 ) 389-1862

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Debra Thayer is a board-certified Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the specialty.   In her current role she works on product and program development and has lectured on skin and wound-related topics across Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, S. Africa, Europe, Canada and the US. 

She is the author of the article: Skin Care Considerations in Intravenous Therapy that was published in the Journal of Infusion Nursing. In addition, she is the lead author for the chapter “Top Down” Injuries: Moisture-Associated Skin Damage; Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury and Skin Tears” published in the 2016 core curriculum wound and skin care textbook for Wound, Ostomy, and Continence nursing education programs.

Debra is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society. 

Program Description:

Prevention of infection, preservation of vascular access and promotion of patient comfort are key outcomes of care during infusion therapy.  Because intact, healthy skin provides the body’s first line of defense, nurses providing infusion therapy need to have an understanding of skin and the mechanisms by which it can be disrupted.  In this presentation, the participant will learn about normal skin structure and function, various types of Medical Adhesive-related Skin Injury (MARSI) as well as practical strategies for prevention and management of skin damage at vascular access sites.


1)     Describe the significance of skin damage at vascular access sites

2)     Explain the mechanism of injury for at least 2 types of MARSI

3)     Describe four key steps for MARSI prevention

CE Credits: 1.0 CE

When: September 23, 2019  Time: 6:00-9:00  ( Heavy Appetizer & Hosted Bar)

Where: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center- Mother Joseph Room  ( L-3 Next to  Cafeteria)

 101 West 8th Ave Spokane WA 99203  (Division Street Entrance is closest to conference room – parking fee is minimal)

Cost: WAMIVAN Members Free (non-member fee $20)    Please RSVP by September 13th to  WAMIVAN2017@gmail.com


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