AVA Webinar-Tissue Adhesive: The Future of Infection Prevention for Vascular Access
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When: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Where: United States
Contact: Judy Thompson

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Tissue Adhesive: The Future of Infection Prevention for Vascular Access

Presented by Lori Kaczmarek, MSN, RN, VA-BC™

Sponsored by Adhezion Biomedical, the makers of SecurePortIV


Skin integrity is lost with puncture for insertion of all vascular access devices (VAD). Additional skin injury can be associated with antiseptics and other medical adhesive devices. To prevent loss of the VAD and injury to blood vessels and other structures, the VAD requires adequate securement and protection. Publications over the last decade reveal several purposes and favorable outcomes when tissue adhesives (TA) are used with both peripheral and central VADs. The evidence suggests positive results in increased dwell times and a reduction in unplanned dressing changes. TA has bactericidal properties and seals the puncture site preventing migration of bacteria into the insertion site. This presentation will review the evidence and describe the benefits of adding TA to the tool box of preventative technologies you can use to improve the vascular access experience for patients.

1. Discuss vascular access device complications
2. Define the components and characteristics of tissue adhesive
3. Discuss the benefits of tissue adhesive use with vascular access devices
4. Analyze tissue adhesive properties including log reduction and microbe immobilization (gram -, gram +, fungi, yeast)
5. Analyze the clinical outcomes of tissue adhesive use with vascular access devices
6. Compare the financial impact of vascular access device complications relative to adding tissue adhesive to vascular access bundle

The Association for Vascular Access is an approved provider of continuing education approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider # CEP12371 for 1.0 CE


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