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Anita Piano, MSN, BS, RN, VA-BC

Administrative Nurse, PICC Service, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

presenter photoAnita Piano has been a nurse for 18 years. She worked in adult critical care before transitioning to the specialty of Vascular Access 10 years ago. After placing adult PICCs for 2 years, Anita trained to work with the pediatric and neonatal populations and assumed responsibility of UCLA's Pediatric PICC Service and expanded the team's coverage to a second UCLA hospital. She has presented on pediatric PICC related topics at 2 previous AVA Scientific meetings. Anita is currently the Administrative Nurse of the UCLA Health System PICC Service and has served on the AVA Scientific Meeting's DTEAM for the past 2 years.

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Janice A. Elliott, BS, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Vascular Access/Infusion Specialist/President, Upstate Homecare and Hospice Care Services Upstate New York, Waterville, New York

presenter photoJanice Elliott has been a nurse for 20 years in the Upstate New York region. Most of her practice and dedication is in Home Infusion, Hospice Care and Vascular Access. She has been the AVACNY President for the past 5 years and serves on the AVA Membership Committee. She currently works full time at Upstate Home care as a mobile response picc nurse and provides vascular access and infusion services to all the local and regional care facilities. She is a clinical educator for Bard Access System, Genentech, Carefusion and Ethicon. In her spare time she has built a farm and rescues animals in her community.

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Nadine Nakazawa, RN, BS, VA-BC™

Vascular Access Specialist, Stanford Health Care, San Carlos, California

presenter photoNadine Nakazawa has been a nurse at Stanford Health Care for 35 years with experience in oncology, infusion and vascular access. She developed the PICC Program at Stanford in 1990 and was the PICC Program Coordinator for 17 years. She was the VAD Committee Chair for 14 years and is currently one of the educators for the Vascular Access Champions. She continues to place PICC 2 very long days per week. She lectures on topics related to vascular access in all day courses and at regional, national and international conferences. She has published several articles on vascular access. She is a past President of AVA and was the chair of the Vascular Access Certification Review Guide.

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Pre-Meeting Workshop: Vascular Access Certification Review

calendar9/6/2014

clock8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

clockRoom: Chesapeake 11-12

CE Hours: 9.6


Anita Piano, MSN, BS, RN, VA-BC

Administrative Nurse, PICC Service, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Janice A. Elliott, BS, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Vascular Access/Infusion Specialist/President, Upstate Homecare and Hospice Care Services Upstate New York, Waterville, New York

Nadine Nakazawa, RN, BS, VA-BC™

Vascular Access Specialist, Stanford Health Care, San Carlos, California

**ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY**

This all day course is intended to provide a review of principles and topics on vascular access to aid the participant to take the Vascular Access Certification Exam with confidence. It is assumed that all attendees are currently involved in the field of vascular access and should be familiar with most of the content. We will cover the "domains of practice", with special attention to pediatrics. Strategies for approaching studying and taking the exam will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the domains of practice upon which the Vascular Access Certification Exam (VACC) is based.
  • Identify at least 3 key resources to study prior to the VACC exam.
  • List at least 3 strategies to utilize in approaching any certification exam.

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