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Paul L. Blackburn, RN, MNA, VA-BC™

Director, Global Clinical and Market Development, Bard Access Systems, Woods Cross, Utah

presenter photo Paul has a very wide nursing experience including the OR, PACU, Nurse Manager of Out Patient Clinics, Same Day Surgery, Medical/Surgery Unit as well as Chief Nursing Office on the Utah Air National Guard. Over the past 13 years, Paul has held several key leadership positions within industry –all related to vascular access. He is currently Director Global Clinical and Market Development for Bard Access Systems. Paul is a member of the Global Strategy Committee (AVA), Vice-President of the Vascular Access Certification Corporation and President of the AVA Foundation. He has served as President of AVA and held other Board positions. He is also actively involved in WoCoVA.

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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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You Worked Hard to Place that PICC. Keep it Where You Placed It!!

calendar9/9/2014

clock5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

clockRoom: Potomac 1-2

Paul L. Blackburn, RN, MNA, VA-BC™

Director, Global Clinical and Market Development, Bard Access Systems, Woods Cross, Utah

Mark S. Rowe, MNSc, RNP, VA-BC™

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

Today's environment requires the placement of PICCs and other CVCs in increasingly difficult patients. The use of modern technology assists the clinician in these difficult placements. The last thing you want to be called to do, is to replace a PICC or CVC that was accidentally dislodged. This interactive lecture will explore the methods commonly used for catheter securement, while allowing the attendee to discuss the pros and cons of securement devices. Finally, the lecture will introduce an alternative securement device, presenting compelling data to support use of this new technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the pros and cons of CVAD securement technologies currently in use.


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