Power Hour Breakout
M1 — A Collaborative Approach to IV Therapy in Patients with History of IV Substance Abuse
Tuesday, September 18
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Presentation CE Credits: 1
IV drug abuse is an increasing public health concern. The current or recent use of IV drugs should not preclude the use of long-term IV antibiotics in this patient population. The majority of hospitals do not currently have processes in place to address this crisis and the need for IV related treatment.
Our facility has developed an emerging screening tool to identify patients at risk for tampering with their IV access. Based on the level of risk identified, Tamper Evident Technology (TET) is placed discreetly. Key stakeholders including risk management, legal, patient safety, vascular access, hospitalists, in-patient, and out-patient medical and mental health issues.
We strive to responsibly and compassionately care for this patient population. As health care providers we can no longer look the other way and hope nothing happens or punish the patient for their health history. Let's get the conversation started...
- Describe the three types of tamper evident technology (TET) used on the patient population.
- Verbalize at least two implications for TET in their own practice.
- Define the screening tool used to identify the level of tamper risk patients present on admission.
- Identify obstacles encountered in the implementation of TET program.