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Josephine Stone, RN, CPNP, CRNI, VA-BC

Education Consultant, Self Employed, Herriman, Utah

presenter photoJosephine 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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Ton van Boxtel, RN, MSc, VA-BC

Trainer & Consultant, Infusion Innovations, Bilthoven, Netherlands

Ton lives and works in The Netherlands and has been involved in Vascular Access for many years. His clinical experience includes Oncology, Hematology/BMT, Pain Service and Home Infusion. He is currently a consultant for infusion PIV, PICC, Ports and ambulatory pumps. Ton is a member of the Global Strategy Committee (AVA), President of the Dutch Society for Infusion Technology and President of WoCoVa.

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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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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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Kathy Kokotis, RN, BS, MBA

Director, Global Clinical Development, Bard Access Systems, Munster, Indiana

presenter photoKathy Kokotis has a background in infection control, step down critical care and vascular access. She has published articles in the journal of Infusion Nursing on Cost Containment and development of PICC Teams. She has presented at national and local meeting across the world at AVA, INS, WoCoVa and LITE. Kathy Served on the the board of AVA as a Director at Large and Treasurer for four years. She was also on the task force for question writing for the VAC exam. Her newest publication includes a chapter in an upcoming Springer book on Development of the PICC Team. Currently Kathy is the Director of Global Clinical Development at Bard Access Systems

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Leigh Ann Bowe-Geddes, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC™

Vascular Access Specialist, University of Louisville Hospital, Nicholasville, Kentucky

presenter photoLeigh Ann Bowe-Geddes has over 30 years experience in vascular access practice in the ICU, home infusion, and vascular access specialty areas. She is currently a vascular access consultant, and is a member of the Vascular Access Specialty Team at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Bowe-Geddes is the Past President of the Association for Vascular Access, an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to education and advancement of the specialty practice of vascular access. Ms. Bowe-Geddes is Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) by the Vascular Access Certification Corporation. She is also a member of the Infusion Nurses Society, and has been certified as a CRNI since 1991.

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International Track

Pre-Meeting Workshop: As the World Turns: Impact on Vascular Access

calendar9/6/2014

clock1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

clockRoom: Potomac 4

CE Hours: 4.8


Josephine Stone, RN, CPNP, CRNI, VA-BC

Education Consultant, Self Employed, Herriman, Utah

Ton van Boxtel, RN, MSc, VA-BC

Trainer & Consultant, Infusion Innovations, Bilthoven, Netherlands

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

Paul L. Blackburn, RN, MNA, VA-BC™

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

Kathy Kokotis, RN, BS, MBA

Director, Global Clinical Development, Bard Access Systems, Munster, Indiana

Leigh Ann Bowe-Geddes, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC™

Vascular Access Specialist, University of Louisville Hospital, Nicholasville, Kentucky

This pre-meeting session is designed for the international clinician but open to all AVA conference attendees. This session will highlight the essential components of vascular access device insertion and management with an emphasis on peripheral vs. central comparisons. The material will be tailored to the international clinician with consideration of varying practice standards, product availability, clinician training and scope of practice, patient demographics and financial restraints. Topics include:
1) Hot Topics in Infection Prevention (H. Garrett)
2) Patient Assessment for Vascular Access (P. Blackburn)
3) Risk Assessment: Peripheral vs. Central (K. Kokotis)
4) Standards and Scope of Practice for Nursing in Vascular Access (T. Spencer)

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss standards, guidelines and scope of practice related to vascular access within differing practice settings.
  • Analyze the essential basics of patient assessment for device insertion and management.
  • Define Risk Assessment parameters for infusion practice.
  • Recognize the importance of infection prevention practices in vascular access.
  • Discuss the variables of vascular access practice internationally.

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