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Beth Gore, PhD

Advocate, Board Member, AVA Foundation, Brandon, Florida

presenter photoBeth Gore is a mother to 6 children, all adopted with various special needs, including one who has been living with a central line for nearly 3 years. This has led her to the role of advocate in the world of Vascular Access, including being nominated to Board of Directors for the AVA Foundation Board in 2013 as a community outreach representative. This role has led her to media opportunities as well as the publication of various books currently available and some in the works. With a PhD in Training and Development, she uses her expertise to help propel forward the world of vascular access.

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Pat Catudal, RN, BS, VA-BC

Vascular Access Clinical Support, PIC-NIC, Marco Island, Florida

Pat Catudal has worked at the Floating Hospital for 31 years in the NCU, Interventional Radiology special procedures and neonatal pediatric vascular access, placing PICC lines in pediatrics and the neonate. Pat has been responsible for the education of the residents and nursing staff in this field. She has been a member of AVA for at least twenty years in leadership and founding Pedivan. Over that period of time Pat has published several articles with the most recent, published in the winter of 2011 "The Wondering Ways of a PICC line: case report of a Malpositioned Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter and Correction and a coauthor for the Best Practice Guidelins in the Care and Maintenance of Pediatric Central Venous Catheters". She is an advocate for the improvement of insertion and care for the neonatal and pediatric patientes who require vascular access. Pat has been the President of Pedivan now known as the Pediatric SIG for the past five years.

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Swati Patel, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Encino, California

For the last 14 years, Swati Patel has served as the Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Mattel Children’s Hospital/Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center. He has also served, for 10 years, as Chair of the Hospital Sedation Committee in charge of privileging physicians for procedural sedation, training of RN’s assisting with sedation and assuring safe sedation practices by non-anesthesiologists for both adult and pediatric patients throughout the hospital.

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Darcy Doellman, MSN, RN,CRNI®, VA-BC™

Clinical Manager, Vascular Access Team, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Edgewood, Kentucky

presenter photoDarcy Doellman, MSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, is the clinical manager for the Vascular Access Team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her work over the past 20 years has included PIV and PICC insertion, central line troubleshooting, education, and research in the neonatal and pediatric patient. Darcy graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, with a BSN and her MSN from the University of Phoenix. She is widely published in professional journals. Darcy received the Suzanne LaVere Herbst award from AVA for clinical excellence in 2003. In addition, Darcy served as the president of AVA in 2007-2008 and was a founding member of Pedivan, now a specialty interest group of AVA. Darcy was a co-author of the NHIA (National Home Infusion Association) pediatric home care central line guidelines in 2012. Currently, Darcy is the lead author of the PediSIG Best Practices Guidelines for pediatric central venous catheter management, a reviewer of the 2015 NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) Guidelines for PICC Insertion, and is currently serving on the 2016 Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice Committee.

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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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Paula Lamagna, RN, BSN, VA-BC™, CPUI

IV Team Education Coordinator, Boston Children's Hospital, Andover, Massachusetts

presenter photoPaula Lamagna has been a nurse at Boston Children's Hospital for 30 years. Her role includes clinical and education. Paula is certified in vascular access: VA-BC and ultrasound Picc insertions: CPUI. She has participated in the Children's Hospital Collaborative Association: CHCA- Peripheral intravenous group looking at preventing complications. Paula teaches nurses and physicians peripheral intravenous insertion, picc line insertion, care & maintenance and ultrasound insertions of picc and piv's. In 2013, Paula developed an international education program on challenging PIV insertions in pediatric patients, a program that has served as a role model for other international education at BCH. In addition to our Boston Hospital she provides vascular access education to the BCH satellite facilities. Paula has published articles on PICCs and Troubleshooting PIV catheters in the pediatric population and co-authored the 2015 PEDIVAN guidelines. In addition to her clinical and educational roles, she serves on the Products Committee, Infection Prevention Committee, Vascular Access Task Force and PICC Task Force. Paula presented nationally at the AVA conference in 2015 and our local chapter MAVAN 2016. Worked on Standard Setting Committee for VA-BC exam 2016. Over the past year she has been involved in a research project involving the use of ECG 3Cwave interpretation for PICC tip verification in pediatric patients.

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Pre-Meeting Workshop: Promoting Quality Through Prevention and Management of Pediatric VAD Related Risks

calendar9/6/2014

clock8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

clockRoom: National Harbor 10

CE Hours: 9.6


Beth Gore, PhD

Advocate, Board Member, AVA Foundation, Brandon, Florida

Pat Catudal, RN, BS, VA-BC

Vascular Access Clinical Support, PIC-NIC, Marco Island, Florida

Swati Patel, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Encino, California

Darcy Doellman, MSN, RN,CRNI®, VA-BC™

Clinical Manager, Vascular Access Team, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Edgewood, Kentucky

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

Paula Lamagna, RN, BSN, VA-BC™, CPUI

IV Team Education Coordinator, Boston Children's Hospital, Andover, Massachusetts

**ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY**

Proper assessment, placement and care of pediatric vascular access devices from the hospital setting to the home may impact the immediate quality of care and long-term outcomes for the patient. This full-day workshop is designed to give clinicians the tools to prevent, identify and manage risks. The speakers will promote practices that will preserve neonatal and pediatric patient’s venous access throughout the lifespan. Practitioners with all levels of experience will find immediate value in the information provided by this panel of experts. The scope of topics will be relevant for novice to expert vascular access clinicians working with neonates, pediatrics and the adult/pediatric population.

A 90 minute lunch sponsored by pediatric vendors will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to view new products and give input to companies dedicated to improving tools for pediatric vascular access clinicians.

The schedule is as follows:
8-8:15AM: Intro
8:15-9:15AM: PIV Infiltrates (Pat Catudal)
9:15-10:15AM: Safety & Sedation (Swati Patel)
10:15-10:30AM: Break
10:30-11:30AM: The Other Side of the Line 2014 (Beth Gore)
11:30AM-1PM: Lunch w/Vendors
1-2:15PM: Beyond the Bundles (Hudson Garrett)
2:15-3:15PM: VAT/NICU Collaboration (Eileen DeWitt)
3:15-3:30PM: Break
3:30-4:45PM: Legal Review (Darcy Doellman)
4:45-5:00PM: Q&A/Wrap-Up
5:00-6:30PM: Reception

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize champion practices to minimize infiltration, extravasation and legal risks of peripheral IVs.
  • Promote NICU and Vascular Access Team Collaboration.
  • Prepare clinicians, patients and families for optimal care of vascular access devices in the home, utilizing a parent's perspective.
  • Implement CVC Bundles and the most current infection prevention practices.
  • Develop best practices for safe procedural sedation.
  • Increase awareness of vascular access-related legal exposure

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