Power Hour Breakout

D4 — Validating Vascular Access with National Comparative Data

Saturday, September 15
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: C170
Presentation CE Credits: 1

The concept of a standardized comparative data collection tool for vascular access has been discussed for decades. The need for this type of data for a specialty such as vascular access has huge implications and impact on the clinicians, the society affiliated with the data and ultimately the patients. It has been recently published that,"...the primary importance of collecting data from registries would be to establish outcome data to prove the value of therapies to healthcare administrations and could help to confirm that treatments can impact patients lives and the quality of life." CVADs are being placed in over 5M adults patients annually in the US alone. Where does all this data go? The CVAD Registry has collected over 10,000 PICC and midline placements to date and the national level benchmarks are discussed. Data on First Attempt Success along with many other national benchmarks will be discussed. The first ever vascular access registry will shed light on practice trends while proving value to the specialty of vascular access. Data will help validate the unappreciated and in some cases, the unknown brilliance of the work that VAS do every day.


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Constance Girgenti, BSN, RN, VA-BC™

Vascular Access Specialist

Constance Girgenti, BSN, RN, VA-BC has been a nurse for over 20 years, specializing in the NICU and Vascular Access. She is currently the National Clinical Educator for Vygon USA and a Vascular Access Specialist at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She currently places midlines, PICCs, CVCs, Mid-thigh femoral PICC, arterial catheters, and assists with problem-solving catheter-related issues. She has placed over 10,000 PICCs in her career. Connie was a founding member of the Illinois Vascular Access Network. She has published several articles on topics related to vascular access and speaks at various local, regional, national and international conferences on topics related to vascular access.

Connie was one of the first AVA 2016 "Impact Award" winners and continues to be involved in many AVA committees. She is a driving force behind data collection for the vascular access specialty.


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