University Student, Nursing University of Athens, Marousi, GreeceDimitris is a biomedical engineer with an increased interest in vascular access. Has been working in the industry for 14 years and last year was a member of the AVA D-Team in Washington. He has a passion to help in any way that can improve clinical outcome for patients.
Breakout Sessions - Group B
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Room: National Harbor 12-13
CE Hours: 1.2 per two (2) 30-minute sessions
University Student, Nursing University of Athens, Marousi, Greece
Radiation Exposure in Vascular Access has always been considered but not concerned enough. Concern had more been on time to confirmatory CXR rather than the radiation itself. Radiation exposure though in our life - and consequently in vascular access - is increasing and attention should be paid on patient safety and exposure reduction. Still, several myths exist about safety and efficacy, radiation needed for correct imaging and patient evaluation. Vascular access is one ring in the chain of patient management, and according to Hippocrates, it MUST DO NO HARM, above all. All the myths of radiation exposuse, the facts and above all the truth will be discussed in this presentation. At the end of the session, the clinician will identify the toolbox in his hands and feel safer about the importance of correct patient management with respect to radiation exposure in vascular access.