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Mark S. Rowe, MNSc, RNP, VA-BC™

Sr. Vascular Access Specialist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas

presenter photoMark 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!

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Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, CDONA, FACDONA, VA-BC™

Global Chief Clinical Officer and President, Board of Directors, Pentax Medical and Vascular Access Certification Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

presenter photoDr. Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the Global Chief Clinical Officer for Pentax Medical. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology program. He is board certified in family practice, infection prevention and control, critical care, vascular access, moderate sedation, legal nurse consulting, and as a director of nursing in long term care. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for JAVA and was the special guest editor for the special edition of JAVA in June that focused on Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention and Control for Vascular Access. He is currently the Chairperson for the AVA Emerging Infectious Diseases in Vascular Access Task Force and the Research Advisory Panel. Additionally, he was the second author for the Pediatric Special Interest Group Best Practices Guidelines for CVC Care. He was awarded the Presidential Citation by the Society for Critical Care Medicine in recognition of his work in infection prevention in critical care and was honored as a Who’s Who in Infection Prevention and Control by Infection Control Today Magazine in 2013. He is the current President of the Vascular Access Certification Corporation.

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration in Vascular Access: Improving Outcomes and Reducing HAIs

calendar9/8/2014

clock3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

clockRoom: Chesapeake 4-6

Mark S. Rowe, MNSc, RNP, VA-BC™

Sr. Vascular Access Specialist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas

Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, CDONA, FACDONA, VA-BC™

Global Chief Clinical Officer and President, Board of Directors, Pentax Medical and Vascular Access Certification Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

During this program, you will be exposed to a new way of solving complex healthcare problems such as Infection Prevention in Vascular Access using an evidence-based approach to communication and collaboration. Using the TeamSTEPPS® approach, the session will review unique approaches to fighting infections across the entire healthcare continuum of care, breaking down barriers to effective communication, and building unit based champions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of a team-based approach to vascular access practices in an integrated healthcare delivery network.
  • Recognize the alignment of a Team STEPPS culture with reducing the incidence of HAI's.
  • Discuss the correlation between the IHI Triple Aim and improved outcomes.


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