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N3 — Accidental Intravenous Catheter Dislodgement: Incidence and Perceptions of Safety at the Bedside

Tuesday, September 18
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: C160
Presentation CE Credits: 1 for two (2) 30-min Breakouts

Intravenous access is established and maintained in more than 70-90% of acute care patients in the USA. Each intravenous access device poses risk to the patient. Dislodgement rates are estimated at 1.8-24.5% of all intravenous catheters, with estimated events per year of greater than 5 million. While intravenous devices is a requirement in administration of infusion therapy in acute care and home care settings, complications such as accidental catheter or tubing dislodgement potentially increase the risk of morbidity and mortality. A survey was piloted, validated and distributed to a large cohort of acute care clinicians to determine the incidence of accidental catheter dislodgement. This research survey was targeted to two groups of clinicians, those working directly at the bedside and those specialists performing replacement of dislodged devices, to assess frequency and clinical experiences with impact to patient safety. Analysis response data was performed quantifying dislodgement. The study reports incidence and perceptions of accidental dislodgement through critical care and vascular access specialist's perspective.

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Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CPUI, CRNI®, VA-BC™

Chief Executive Officer
PICC Excellence, Inc.

A well-known friend and active participant with AVA Dr. Nancy Moureau is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of peripherally inserted central catheters and vascular access practice. A nurse for more than 30 years Nancy performed 10 years of clinical work most recently as staff member on the PICC/IV team at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC and now working in outpatient settings with Infinity Infusion Nursing. Recipient of the Herbst Award for excellence Nancy is constantly involved in the vascular access specialty working in conjunction with many individuals and companies to perform research and publish results. An adjunct associate professor with Griffith University and member of the AVATAR group Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research Nancy strives to contribute to the development of evidence for vascular access. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, an online education and certification provider, Nancy consults with hospitals to provide education to clinicians and with companies to develop and improve products. PICC Excellence established the only PICC Certification process, Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter, where those who meet qualifications gain and maintain the credentials CPUI. She is happy to be a resource and can be reached nancy@picexcellence.com.

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