Sr. Vascular Access Specialist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, ArkansasMark has been active in the art and science of nursing for more than 30 years. He earned his BSN in 1985 followed by his MNSc. in 1992 both from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, Arkansas. Mark spent the first 8 years of his nursing career as a nursing coordinator in a burn/trauma unit followed by his present position as the Senior Vascular Access Specialist. He pioneered the Vascular Access Service at UAMS to include placement of all forms of vascular devices and the specialized nursing team now hosts regularly scheduled residents from Surgery and Anesthesia to enhance their ultrasound placement skills. He has lectured on aspects of vascular access throughout the United States and internationally. Mark is active within the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) and was honored to be elected President of the Board 2014-2015 and now serves as Presidential Advisor. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his spouse and they are the proud adopted parents of two of the best dogs in the world!
Nurse Practitioner, Interventional Radiology, Sutter Medical Group, Granite Bay, CaliforniaGail Egan has more than 20 years experience in coordinating vascular access practice in Interventional Radiology including device placement, clinical management, complication management and education. She has served as principle and co-investigator on a number of clinical trials in vascular access, and has published widely in the specialty. She has participated in the development of new techniques and devices in vascular access. Ms. Egan is the 2008 recipient of the Suzanne LaVere Herbst Award for Excellence in Vascular Access Practice. She is currently a nurse practitioner in Interventional Radiology at the Sutter Medical Group in Sacramento, California
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.
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.
Hot Topic Discussions
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Room: Potomac C
CE Hours: 1.8
Sr. Vascular Access Specialist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Nurse Practitioner, Interventional Radiology, Sutter Medical Group, Granite Bay, California
Registered Nurse, Kaiser Permanente, Poway, California
Senior Clinical Marketing Specialist, Teleflex, Scottsdale, Arizona
Do you have a question about conference content or a current practice? The coffee talk session will allow an open question and answer session for all Hot Topics currently trending in vascular access. Conference attendees will be able to send a message from the AVA App or ask questions during the session. This session will be full of great information.