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Kevin B. Botelho, RN, BSN, VA-BC

Vascular Access Nurse, Concord Hospital, Concord, NH, Sanbornton, New Hampshire

presenter photoKevin Botelho has been a Registered Nurse for 36 years. He has worked 11 years of his career as a vascular access specialist. Currently Kevin works at Concord Hospital in Concord NH placing PICC and midlines and general vascular access care and management. In addition, he is active in promoting a vessel health and preservation initiative at the hospital. Kevin has been the principal investigator in two image guided peripheral IV clinical trials and is active as a preceptor for clinicians who are learning vascular access skills. Kevin has successfully completed his Vascular Access Board Certification and has taught ultrasound guided peripheral IV classes for the local chapter of NHAVA. Kevin also is a consultant to medical manufacturers.

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Constance Girgenti, BSN, RN, VA-BC™

Clinical Nurse Educator, Vygon US, Plainfield, Illinois

presenter photoConnie Girgenti is a highly skilled professional nurse with more than 20 years of clinical experience as a Vascular Access Specialist and Neonatal Intensive Care nurse in both teaching hospitals and community hospitals.

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Matt Gibson, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Clinical Market Manager, AccessRN, Henderson, Kentucky

Matt Gibson has been a nurse for 21 years. He has worked in vascular access since 2001. Currently he is the Co-Principle KIVAN, Kentucky Indiana vascular Access Network and serves on the AVA public affairs Committee. He has CRNI and VA-BC certifications and is the author of the Detective Dane Strongvein Chronicles. Matt has served on practice councils, clinical advisory and infection control committees for multiple institutions, and manages an independent vascular access team across Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Robert B. Dawson, DNP, MSA, ARNP, ACNP-BC, VA-BC™

Consultant, Vascular Access Consultants LLC, Nashua, New Hampshire

presenter photoDr. Rob Dawson is a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Veteran, and has worked in a variety of acute care settings. He has special interest in vascular access quality improvement with a Clinical Microsystem Approach. He has developed systematic approaches to clinical practice to minimize complications and improve procedure success in peripheral vascular access. He is an internationally recognized author, educator, and speaker on a variety of vascular access topics. Dr. Dawson is a consultant and managing partner for Vascular Access Consultants, LLC (VASC) and still works as a vascular access nurse.

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Nancy L. Moureau, RN, BSN, CPUI, CRNI®, VA-BC™

Chief Executive Officer, PICC Excellence, Inc., Hartwell, Georgia

presenter photoNancy Moureau is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of peripherally inserted central catheters and vascular access practice. A nurse for more than 30 years Nancy continues her clinical work as staff member on the PICC/IV team at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, Nancy creates online educational programs and works with companies to provide education to clinicians. Nancy is constantly involved with research and literature analysis, now working in conjunction with Griffith University as a PhD candidate and the AVATAR group Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research as an adjunct associate professor. Nancy takes on many projects and most recently completed research on skin colonization in conjunction with Griffith University and the AVATAR group. Nancy and PICC Excellence, Inc have established the only registered PICC Certification process, Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter, where those who meet and maintain qualifications gain the credentials CPUI. Recipient of the 2014 Herbst Award and author of more than 50 publications, Nancy speaks and acts as a resource to many hospitals, international groups and individuals.

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Pre-Meeting Workshop: Ultrasound Guided Upper Extremity Simulation Workshop

calendar9/6/2014

clock1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

clockRoom: Potomac 1-2

CE Hours: 4.8


Kevin B. Botelho, RN, BSN, VA-BC

Vascular Access Nurse, Concord Hospital, Concord, NH, Sanbornton, New Hampshire

Constance Girgenti, BSN, RN, VA-BC™

Clinical Nurse Educator, Vygon US, Plainfield, Illinois

Matt Gibson, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Clinical Market Manager, AccessRN, Henderson, Kentucky

Robert B. Dawson, DNP, MSA, ARNP, ACNP-BC, VA-BC™

Consultant, Vascular Access Consultants LLC, Nashua, New Hampshire

Nancy L. Moureau, RN, BSN, CPUI, CRNI®, VA-BC™

Chief Executive Officer, PICC Excellence, Inc., Hartwell, Georgia

**ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY**

This ultrasound skill lab will focus on recognizing peripheral vascular anatomy and gaining proficiency in simulated peripheral vein access for peripheral catheter insertion. The Right Triangle Method will be featured, as well as the 45/50 rule for ultrasound peripheral catheter insertion to ensure optimal procedure success. This skills lab will reinforce both in plane and out of plane access for peripheral veins of the mid-forearm and upper arm. A systematic approach to upper arm neurovascular assessment will also be reviewed, known as the Zone Insertion Method or ZIM, to guide in optimal insertion. Handouts to guide a systematic approach to ultrasound simulation and to use as a clinical reference will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the five elements of the framework for vascular access device insertion.
  • Describe the Right Triangle Method for sonoguided short catheter insertion.
  • Explain the 45/50 Rule for sonoguided short catheter insertion.
  • Demonstrate ultrasound assessment of neurovascular anatomy of the middle forearm and upper arm.
  • Identify the key anatomical landmark for the Zone Insertion Method ideal insertion location.

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