Power Hour Breakout

D2 — Using the Whole Needle

Saturday, September 15
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: C171-172
Presentation CE Credits: 1

The presentation will be a highly technical illustration of using the entire access needle to place distance between the skin insertion site and the vein insertion when guiding your needle into the vein. Using this advanced skill, bedside clinicians will benefit from this technique by creating a small tunnel and by learning true needle guidance. Patients will benefit from highly skill clinicians creating less complications. Videos showing these techniques will be provided.


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S. Matthew Gibson, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC™

Vascular Access Consulting

Since 1993 Matt Gibson has worked in an area of nursing where vascular access was a primary and essential skill. Emergency department, ICU/telemetry, house supervisor, home infusion and long term care vascular access team. In 2000 he realized his passion for vascular access and decided to seek out full time opportunities. Over the last decade Matt has served national and local vascular access organizations, assumed leadership positions in multiple committees as resident advisor and authored the Detective Dane Chronicles. Currently, Matt works with multiple organizations as a vascular access consultant and speaker for various organizations. Matt is certified registered nurse infusion, vascular access board certified and certified PICC ultrasound user. His commitment to vascular access is steadfast by serving of the AVA PIV task force. Matt is the Chief Executive Officer of Vascular Access Consulting, LLC, the past president and founder of the KIVAN and current president of MIVAN.


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