Exhibitor Symposia

Giving Clinicians and Patients a Peripheral Advantage

Monday, September 17
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Location: Union Station Ballroom A

Short peripheral IV catheters (PIVC), the most prevalent type of vascular access device (VAD), have high failure rates. Reasons are primarily related to site choices, insertion technique, and inappropriate device care during dwell. Additionally, insertion of PIVCs usually falls to clinicians with little or no formal education in this practice. To preserve peripheral veins, prevent unnecessary central VAD insertion, decrease costs, and improve satisfaction of clinicians and patients, change is certainly needed.

Recently, the use of pre-access assessment and optimal vein site choice has evolved to considering the intraluminal relationship of catheter tip to venous structures with the help of technology. Catheter stabilization has also advanced to include strategies to optimize angulation, limit pressure injury and reduce catheter movement. Together this comprehensive approach should help reduce PIVC failures by linking these pieces into a more complete best practice picture.

This interactive discussion will highlight the components of a comprehensive approach to improve these negative outcomes through education with competency assessment, pre-insertion assessment, and appropriate catheter management.

Earn CE credits 1.5 contact hours provided by Saxe Healthcare Communications. Supported by B Braun Medical Inc. through an unrestricted educational grant to Saxe Healthcare Communications.

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For for information and to register please go to: http://sharingknowledge1.org

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@ BBraunUSA.com

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Supported By: 

Lynn C. Hadaway, M.Ed., RN-BC, CRNI®

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

Lynn Hadaway has been actively practicing infusion therapy/vascular access for more than 40 years. She has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, plus been on several committees to revise standards of practice and guidelines documents. Her practice is currently consultation and education in this specialty, plus acting as an expert witness in lawsuits.


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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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