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Going Long with Ultrasound (US) Guided PIVC's . . . The Next Chapter

Monday, September 17
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Room C150

The use of Ultrasound to assist in peripheral venous access has become commonplace, particularly with clinicians that have a focused interest in vascular access. In patients with limited superficial peripheral venous options, the clinician is often forced to access deeper veins. Typical peripheral IV catheters are often too short to provide enough intraluminal length, which may result in dislodgement, obstruction, or endothelial injury that could cause phlebitis and infiltration events. Longer catheter options are needed to help meet current clinical needs. This presentation will review the importance of having long enough PIVC catheters, demonstrate the consequences of coming up short, and suggest ways to ensure that the catheter is of adequate length.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this presentation please contact:
Cheryl Wozniak, Product Director, Vascular Access at B. Braun Medical, Inc: Cheryl.Wozniak@

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Supported By: 

Gregory Schears, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Gregory J. Schears, M.D. is a pediatric intensivist and anesthesiologist from Rochester, MN with a long standing interest in reducing patient complications and improving our approach to vascular access. He is the physician liaison to the nurse led PICC team, former medical director of the ECMO service and co-director of the Congenital Heart Unit. He is a Professor of Anesthesiology and has given hundreds of presentations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.


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