Poster Theater Sessions

B5 — Poster Theater Session

Saturday, September 15
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: C150
Presentation CE Credits: 1

Join our Poster Professor and select poster authors for an interactive discussion about the top-rated digital posters submitted at AVA 2018.

Posters featured during this session:

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Risk factors for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) could indicate risk factors for phlebitis? - Patricia Vendramim
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM: Replacing Peripheral Intravenous Catheters when Clinically-Indicated rather than Routinely: Closing the Knowledge-Practice Gap through Collaboration - Jong Oh
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM: CLABSI Reduction (Elimination) Following Implementation of an Anti-microbial PICC - Michelle DeVries
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: From Tall to Small, One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How to Choose the Right Peripheral Device In Pediatrics - Christina Fellner

Michele Cox, RN, CCRN, VA-BC™

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Michele Cox has been a critical care nurse for 12 years, and has been involved in vascular access for the past 5+. She was a paramedic prior to obtaining her nursing degree. Michele is currently an Infusion RN Case Manager/Vascular Access Nurse with the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. Michele is also a current member of the AVA Design "D" team as well as the current President-elect/VP for her local AVA chapter, DMVVAN. Additionally, she has worked as a PRN clinical educator for several leading vascular access device companies and traveled both locally and around the country educating on vascular access best practices.


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Patricia Vendramim

UNIFESP- Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

She is a RN, Specialist in pediatric intensive care, MSc, PhD in Health Science of Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
These data presented in the poster are part of his doctorate, whose object was the peripheral intravenous catheter, with the title ResPeCt - Removal Peripheral Intravenous Catheters according to clinical signs or every 96 hours: A randomized controlled and non-inferiority study.


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Jong H. Oh, MS, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Vascular Access Team/Nurse Leader
Highland Hospital

Jong Hee Oh has been a nurse for 29 years and involved in vascular access for 14 years. She currently works as a vascular access specialist and leads the Vascular Access Team at Highland Hospital-University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Her primary role includes placing PICC lines and difficult IVs, mentoring new nurses, teaching IV classes, and managing catheter-related issues. In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Jong Hee also has an outstanding academic background that includes two bachelor's degrees (a BA in Government and Politics and a BSN in Nursing) and a Master of Science from the Clinical Nurse Leader Program of University of Rochester.


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Michelle DeVries, BS, MPH, CIC, VA-BC™

Senior Infection Control Officer
Methodist Hospitals

Chellie DeVries has been involved in infection prevention and hospital epidemiology for 25 years, with a passion for vascular access. She is a frequent presenter at local AVA, APIC, and INS chapters and has contributed to numerous publications at the intersection of vascular access, hospital epidemiology and patient safety. She is a past board member with VACC and incoming director at large with the AVA Board as well as co-president of her local KIVAN network.


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Tina Fellner, MS, RN, CCRN, VA-BC

Pediatric Vascular Access Team
University of Maryland Medical Center

Tina Fellner has been a Pediatric ICU nurse for 10 years and has her CCRN certification. She has been a member of the Pediatric Vascular Access Team at the University of Maryland Medical Center for the past 5 years and became VA-BC this past December. As a member of her team, she also helps champion a CLABSI reduction initiative through patient safety lectures, bedside central line rounding, device care and maintenance education, and collaboration with multidisciplinary services to reduce CLABSI rates in the pediatric population. She and her fellow vascular access team member, Megan Hansen, submitted a poster that was selected for the Poster Theater Podium Presentation at the 2018 AVA Scientific Meeting. She presented the poster, “From Tall to Small, One Size Doesn’t Fit All. How to choose the best peripheral vascular access device in pediatrics” at last year's meeting during Poster Theater Grand Ronds.


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