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L2 — Reviewing Performance Across Line Types: PICCs, Midlines and PIVs

Tuesday, September 18
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: C171-172
Presentation CE Credits: 1

Vascular access teams have a variety of devices available for their use and are accountable to making the best decision for an individual patient's needs. Understanding the current guidelines and recommendations, as well as underlying patient considerations are key elements to this analysis. Equally important, is understanding individual device performance within the organization. It is not enough to know performance only on PICC lines placed by the team, or only be aware of CLABSI rates. What other complications are observed that prevent a device from achieving completion of therapy? Are there differences by inserter? In this presentation, teams are urged to develop (or enhance) data collection to allow a full understanding of completion of therapy across all devices placed -- with a focus on PICCs, midlines and PIVs as core tools used by many programs. Capturing this data in relatively real time will allow a data-driven team to make the best possible recommendation for their patients.


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Michelle DeVries, BS, MPH, CIC, VA-BC™

Senior Infection Control Officer
Methodist Hospitals

Chellie DeVries has been involved in infection prevention and hospital epidemiology for 25 years, with a passion for vascular access. She is a frequent presenter at local AVA, APIC, and INS chapters and has contributed to numerous publications at the intersection of vascular access, hospital epidemiology and patient safety. She is a past board member with VACC and incoming director at large with the AVA Board as well as co-president of her local KIVAN network.


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