Power Hour Breakout

F4 — Establishing Value and Evidence for Vascular Access Teams

Sunday, September 16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: C170
Presentation CE Credits: 1

Adverse events with vascular access devices are largely avoidable as evidenced in research and guidelines. The value of vascular access specialist teams for insertion and management of peripheral, central, and arterial catheters is not supported by randomized controlled trials. However, other research methodologies and designs support the premise that vascular access teams perform clinical procedures with the lowest rates of complications. This results suggest improved patient outcomes for these high risk procedures. Understanding the evidence, the key stakeholders required to create an action plan to establish, maintain a vascular access team for better clinical outcomes are examined.

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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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