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N7 — Vascular Access Nursing and the Behavioral Health Patient, how to stay safe from more than needlesticks

Tuesday, September 18
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: C150
Presentation CE Credits: 1 for two (2) 30-min Breakouts

Within healthcare the probability of caring for patients that display aggressive behaviors is becoming more common. Patients can be aggressive for a multitude of reasons including but not limited to mental illness, poor coping skills and/or medical conditions. Staff’s responses can escalate a situation, it’s important to have an understanding of the role of staffs attitudes and emotional responses to help reduce the development of aggressive behavior. By utilizing best practices to prevent and address escalating behaviors, one can reduce harm to themselves and their patients.

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Samantha DeParre, MSN, VA-BC™, RN-BC

Nurse Manager of Vascular Access Nursing and Interim Nurse Manager of Ambulatory Infusion Services
Christiana Care Health Services

Samantha DeParre is the Vascular Access Nurse Manager for large Vascular Access Nursing Team in Delaware. She has lead system wide initiatives that have lowered the organization's CLABSI rate by 43%. Samantha is actively driving the cultural change of having vascular access as the first thought, never an afterthought. In addition to reducing harm on a system level, a recent Culture of Safety Survey showed improvement in 11 out of 12 categories. As a manager, Samantha has increased her employee engagement in all categories.

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