Power Hour Breakout

D1 — To Infinity and Beyond: The Application of State-of-the-art Ultrasound from Experimental to Clinical Vascular Access Research

Saturday, September 15
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: C161-162
Presentation CE Credits: 1

This presentation will have two primary goals. Firstly, we will re-introduce the application of medical ultrasound, and with it the assessment of vascular anatomy and it's function. After introducing this content, we will then transition to understanding determinants of ongoing vascular access device patency, including the assessment of peripheral vein thrombophlebitis, and blood flow, with specific focus on easy to apply, yet next-generation, vascular imaging using ultrasound. This information will provide the audience with a renewed understanding of vascular structure and function and the impact of peripheral vessel catheterisation, within their practice.


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Andrew C. Bulmer, PhD

Associate Professor
Griffith University

Andrew Bulmer is a biomedical scientist and graduated with his PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Since then Dr Bulmer has developed the 'Experimental Laboratory Science' research group within the School of Medical Science at Griffith University. His group is focussed on understanding the impact of injury and inflammation within veins and arteries. The XLabS group uses a variety of approaches including ultrasound and clinical biochemistry and haematology approaches to determine the impact that different vascular access procedures and devices have on thrombosis and the duration of vascular device patency.


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Alexandra M. Hawthorn, BB

Student Nurse
University of Adelaide

Alexandra Hawthorn graduated from her research degree in Biomedical science with honours in 2014 with a focus on immunology. For the past two years she has been a Research Assistant for the XLabS and Flushing and Blood Sampling platforms with AVATAR. She has been involved in helping to develop a pre-clinical model, in humans, which will demonstrate the impact of IV insertion and flushing practices on venous flow dynamics and thrombus formation using advanced venography. Currently, Alexandra is studying a Masters of Clinical Nursing at the University of Adelaide, in the hopes of marrying her scientific background and nursing knowledge, to become a vascular access specialist.


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Peter J. Carr, RN, PhD, MMedSc, BSc

Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery National University of Ireland Galway

Dr. Peter Carr is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway, and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the AVATAR group Menzies Health Institute Queensland. His research aims to progress innovative and high-quality studies aimed at "making vascular access complications history." His research publications include the One Million Global Catheter study and the Cochrane Collaboration review title for Vascular Access Specialist Teams. His current research explores the use of clinical decision tools for vascular access. Pete is a vascular access clinician who has developed expertise in ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheter and peripherally inserted central catheter assessment and insertion. Previously Pete was the Vice President of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS) and Scientific Chair for the "House of Cannulas" 2nd AVAS Scientific Meeting 2017. He is Ireland's global committee representative for WoCoVA.

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