Technique

Power Hour Breakout

M5 — Change Is in the Air-successful Implementation of a Vascular Access Team and Proving Cost Savings to the C-suite

Tuesday, September 18
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: C170
Presentation CE Credits: 1

This session will provide knowledge, examples and measures of success to show the effective implementation of a vascular access program at a 171 bed acute care community hospital. It will show the importance of having a close relationship between senior administration, middle level management, bedside staff, as well as the hospital board. This session will allow listeners to have a better understanding of how to “bridge the gap” between senior administration and the implementation of a nurse driven vascular access team by proving cost savings. It will show that being cognizant of the fact that all hospital employees are working toward a common goal, but may each have different approaches and ways of thinking truly leads to a successful implementation of a process change and an ultimate cost savings. Actively listening and partnering allows for everyone to be heard to achieve a common goal which ultimately is to provide the best care for patients. The successful development and implementation of a vascular access team led to an 80% decrease in Central Line Acquired Bloodstream Infections in one fiscal year and an approximate $500,000 annual savings.


 

Learning Objectives:

Michael Whitner, BSN, RN VA-BC

Vascular Access Specialist
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Michael Whitner


Assets

M5 — Change Is in the Air-successful Implementation of a Vascular Access Team and Proving Cost Savings to the C-suite

Audio Slides

Attendees who have favorited this

Please enter your access key

The asset you are trying to access is locked. Please enter your access key to unlock.

Send Email for Change Is in the Air-successful Implementation of a Vascular Access Team and Proving Cost Savings to the C-suite