Education Consultant, Self Employed, Herriman, UtahJosephine Stone has been a nursing professional for many years with a variety of experiences in clinical practice including Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care and Transport, Maternal Child, Adult Critical Care and Nursing Administration. She has a long term experience with practice and education of vascular access procedures both nationally and internationally and an early inserter and educator of PICC catheters. She is a long time member of AVA and past President. Currently, she is on the Board of VACC and a member of the Global Stategy Committee of AVA and on the Strategic Planning and Scientific Committees of WoCoVA.
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Education Consultant, Self Employed, Herriman, Utah
The risk of blood exposure for the vascular access practitioner has long been under-emphasized. This presentation will review those risks, the responsibilities of developing a culture of safety in the work environment and technologies available today to protect both the patient and the healthcare worker. Over 3 million PIV's are placed each year in the US and for the first time dedicated studies looking at the use of these devices are being developed.