Exhibitor Symposia

Selection of Vascular Access Devices: Where's the Patient & Clinician?

Sunday, September 16
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Location: Union Station Ballroom B

Multiple types of vascular access devices has led to selection confusion and a desire for direction for vascular access choice. Algorithms have been developed to assist with the decision process but fall short, often because decisions are made without consideration of the patient's needs and number of viable venous targets. Dr. Gregory Schears, co-director of the Congenital Heart Unit and Professor of Anesthesiology, will discuss limitations of the sole implementation of device selection models and how these models may lead to suboptimal device choice and patient care. It is important to be more comprehensive in our approach to device selection and put the patient first. This symposium will discuss encompassing a more inclusive approach to device selection.

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Cheryl Gordon at Cheryl.Gordon@crbard.com

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Stacy Boothe

Session Organizer
Bard Access Systems


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Gregory Schears, MD

Mayo Clinic

Dr. Gregory J Schears, MD is a physician working at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his Pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis MO. his Anesthesiology residency, Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship and Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He was recruited to Mayo Clinic in 1991 from the Children's Hospital of Philadenphia to start their ECMO program and participate in the Congential Heart ICU and multi-specialty ORs. He has an over 30 year interest in understanding and improving our approach to vascular access. He has given hundreds of lectures locally, nationally and internationally and helps to lead the nurse PICC team at Mayo Clinic.


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