Pre-Meeting Workshop

WS3 — Pre-Meeting Workshop: Foundations of the Vascular Access Specialist (Key Points for Exam Prep) - Content Areas I-III

Friday, September 14
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: C170
Presentation CE Credits: 4.8

This two part workshop is designed to provide guidance and support for the VA-BC Exam candidate. These sessions may also serve as a review and update of vascular access procedures, current Standards of Practice and recently published evidence for the practicing VA-BC nurse/healthcare individual. The content presented will be directed toward a review of the major points and key knowledge facts of test content areas, as well as the identification of additional reference materials to consider when preparing for the VA-BC Exam.

Please note: Attendees may register for the ONE or BOTH parts of this workshop. Each part is priced separately.

Morning session from 8:00am to 12:00pm will cover content areas I – II – III:
I is: Vascular Access Devices
II is: Vascular Access Device Maintenance
III is: Complications and Interventions

Afternoon session from 1:30pm to 5:30pm will cover content areas IV – V – VI – VII:
IV is: Clinical Application
V is: Communication/Patient Advocacy
VI is: Research/Quality Management/Critical Thinking
VII is: Ethical and Legal Considerations of Vascular Access

Learning Objectives:

Renee Odehnal, MS, BSN, RN, VA-BC™, CRNI®

Consultant
Self-employed

Renee' Odehnal has been a nurse for 20 years with experience in a variety of clinical settings including cardiac, med-surg, ICU, pediatrics and infusion therapy. Renee’ has spent a majority of her career in clinical education and staff development. She is an experienced educator and speaker at the local, regional and national levels. Renee’ received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her and her Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of St Francis and holds several specialty certifications including Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) and Vascular Access, Board Certified (VA-BC).

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Alicia Dickenson, BSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Clinical Consultant
VelanoVascular

Alicia Dickenson has been a nurse for 21 years and has been specializing in vascular access and infusion therapy for the past 17 years-including placing PICCs, teaching PICC insertion, care and maintenance, and PIV classes at the local community college. She is currently a clinical consultant for Velano Vascular. She is the current president of her local Infusion Nurse Society and is active on the national and local levels for both INS and AVA.

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