Technique

Power Hour Breakout

F2 — Tissue Adhesive: A New Tool for the Vascular Access Toolbox

Sunday, September 16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: C171-172
Presentation CE Credits: 1

Skin integrity is lost with puncture for insertion of all vascular access devices (VAD). Additional skin injury can be associated with antiseptics and other medical adhesive devices. To prevent loss of the VAD and injury to blood vessels and other structures, the VAD requires adequate securement and protection. Publications over the last decade reveal several purposes and favorable outcomes when tissue adhesives (TA) are used with both peripheral and central VADs. The evidence suggests positive results in increased dwell times and a reduction in unplanned dressing changes. TA has bactericidal properties and seals the puncture site preventing migration of bacteria into the insertion site. This presentation will review the evidence and describe the benefits of adding TA to the tool box of preventative technologies you can use to improve the vascular access experience for patients.


 

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Marcia Wise, RN, VA-BC™

Retired Vascular Access Specialist
self-employed

Marcia Wise has an extensive background in infusion practice, both in the hospital as well as the alternative site settings. She began her nursing career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1979 where she worked on the Infusion Therapy Team, famous for being the first IV nursing team in the US to place PICC catheters. Marcia was awarded the Suzanne Levere Herbst Award in 2015. Throughout her career, Marcia has worked to advance nursing practice. As a continuous member of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) since 1993, and later President in 1997-98, she has become a recognized champion for patient care and the nursing profession.


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