Senior Clinical Marketing Specialist, Teleflex, Scottsdale, ArizonaAmy Bardin-Spencer is a vascular access specialist with more that 20 years of experience. Her current focus is on the advancement of vascular access including procedural practice and outcome measures. Amy's passion and dedication is that the use of ultrasound is no longer an option and that all clinicians and patients deserve a NO Blind Stick opportunity.
Physician, Chesapeake Vascular Access, Vascular Access Consultants, Ellicott City, Maryland.Jack Le Donne is VA-BC and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a past president of AVA. He is the Medical Director at Chesapeake Vascular Access and a partner in Vascular Access Consultants. Dr. Le Donne believes that the extensive literature in Vascular Access ignores the relationship between a proper insertion, with an optimal exit site and dressing; and the 99% of the life of the catheter spent in the Care and Maintenance phase.
Consultant, Vascular Access Consultants, Scottsdale, ArizonaTim Spencer is a Consultant in Vascular Access. Tim’s nursing background and qualifications are in Intensive Care, Clinical Nutrition and Ultrasound. Previously, Tim was the Clinical Nurse Consultant of the Central Venous Access and Parenteral Nutrition Service at the Liverpool Hospital, which he established in 1996. He has contributed to clinical research and supportive literature in promoting patient safety and improved practices and outcomes in Vascular Access. Tim remains a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and is on the Editorial Review Board for the JAVA, JVA and Vascular Access. He is also a Director at Large for VACC and was the first Australian clinician to be board-certified by VACC. He is also the Founding President of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS), founded in 2009. He currently is the Presidential Advisor to the AVAS Board.
Director Advanced Practitioners / Interim Director Vascular Access, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Phoenix, MarylandTom Petry is the Director of Advanced Practitioners and Interim Director of Vascular Access at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He has been a practicing in PA since 1998. In addition to Vascular Access, he is skilled in internal medicine, cardiology, and surgery (first assist).
Clinical Nurse Specialist Vascular Access Services, Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading Berkshire UK, Reading Berskhire, N/A, United KingdomFirst placement of acute CVC in 1993. One of the first nurses to place central catheters in the UK One of the first Vascular Access Services to implement the use of ultrasound guidance for central catheter placement 5 years before the introduction of NICE guidance Identified the value of introducing PICC’s into the catheter selection process First UK nurse to surgically place an implantable port Ultrasound guided peripheral cannulation - 2009
Registered Nurse, Kaiser Permanente, Poway, CaliforniaJudy Thompson is a Vascular Access Specialist from San Diego, CA. She is the 2017 incoming President for AVA and continues to serve as President for her local AVA chapter SANVAN.
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Potomac 5-6
CE Hours: 9.6
Senior Clinical Marketing Specialist, Teleflex, Scottsdale, Arizona
Physician, Chesapeake Vascular Access, Vascular Access Consultants, Ellicott City, Maryland
Consultant, Vascular Access Consultants, Scottsdale, Arizona
Director Advanced Practitioners / Interim Director Vascular Access, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Phoenix, Maryland
Clinical Nurse Specialist Vascular Access Services, Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading Berkshire UK, Reading Berskhire, N/A, United Kingdom
Registered Nurse, Kaiser Permanente, Poway, California
**ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY**
Are you looking to advance your scope of practice to include ultrasound guided internal jugular, axillary and arterial catheter insertion? Upon completion of this 8 hour course clinicians will understand fundamentals required to advance their practice into central, arterial and intraosseous insertion. During this course attendees will rotate through several hands on stations enhancing their knowledge and skill to include, sterile technique, ultrasound assessment, device and patient selection and device specific insertion techniques. By the end of the day all attendees will have successfully completed a full central venous catheter, IO and arterial catheter insertion. All course attendees will also have a faculty mentor to aide in pre-course reading and assistance to navigate practice advancement obstacles once the course is complete.