PIV

General Session

J1 — General Session: Using Audits and EBM to Implement Change in PIV Products, Practice, Policy, and People

Monday, September 17
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Short North Ballroom
Presentation CE Credits: 1

This presentation will facilitate clinician confidence in becoming an early adopter of new vascular products, practice, and policy to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs without fear of being the proverbial "canary in the coal mine". Through an understanding of the requirements of meeting evidence based criteria (as opposed to hiding behind clinical practice guidelines) in the performance of vascular audits, clinicians will be able to understand how improvements can be successfully effectuated based upon current practice and product gaps. Highlighted in this presentation will be several PIV case studies where vascular clinicians initiated assessments to establish the good, bad and ugly of current products/practices in order to facilitate audits to identify where and if improvements could be made with the goal of moving to clinically indicated PIV removal. Once needed improvements have been identified and resources are put in place to effectuate change, factors for successful implementation of those changes as well as how to sustain the gain will be examined.


 

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Russell S. Nassof, JD

EVP- Legal
RiskNomics

Mr. Nassof is an attorney involved in the fields of health risk consulting and clinician education for 20 years concentrating his work in areas of infection prevention, and risk/liability minimization for vascular access issues. He has presented hundreds of seminar/webinars to legal, insurance, loss control, healthcare, and risk management groups throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia. While Mr. Nassof has been involved as a consulting/testifying expert on such diverse events as recent outbreaks of Legionnaires' Disease, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and Ebola, his passion is focused on managing risk and liability for vascular catheter-associated events and is the first non-clinician elected to the AVA Board of Directors and was a reviewer on the 2016 INS Standards of Practice. He has coauthored books on environmental/healthcare issues and holds a patent on a fungal sensing device. Mr. Nassof received his Juris Doctorate and undergraduate degrees from Emory University in Atlanta.

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