President and CEO, ivWatch, LLC, Williamsburg, VirginiaGary P. Warren is the President and CEO of ivWatch, LLC.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of ECMO Services, Physician Liaison for the Nurse-led PICC team, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MinnesotaDr. Schears is a pediatric Intensivist and anesthesiologist with a long standing interest in reducing patient complications and improving our approach to vascular access. He did his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, his anesthesia residency, pediatric anesthesia fellowship and pediatric critical care fellowship at John's Hopkins hospital. He worked at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for 5 years and was recruited to the Mayo Clinic in 2001 to head the ECMO service. There he is the physician liaison to the nurse led PICC team, Medical Director of the ECMO Service and Co-Director of the Congenital Heart Unit. He is on the editorial board for JAVA and serves on the AVA Board of Directors as Treasurer. He is very active with product development to help reduce complications and has given hundreds of presentations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Room: National Harbor 10-11
President and CEO, ivWatch, LLC, Williamsburg, Virginia
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of ECMO Services, Physician Liaison for the Nurse-led PICC team, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Early detection of peripheral IV (PIV) infiltrations and extravasations is a large unmet need for infusion therapy. During this session, we will explore how the cards are stacked against the clinician when using scheduled IV site inspections to diagnose a PIV infiltration. The development of continuous PIV site monitoring products will be presented along with the clinical design and data used for products in the ivWatch pipeline.