Getting started is the hardest part! Establishing clear goals and objectives, roles to invite, tools, resources, scheduling considerations and more are addressed in this brief presentation.
Routine observation will highlight trends and uncover issues. However, often such issues are at the intersection of several different products. What then? An example of a pilot trial and successful intervention are discussed.
'One and done' is not a pathway to lasting change. This presentation will discuss why routine monitoring is important to ensure sustained results. Strategies on how to complete this efficiently will be discussed.
Our Wednesday Workshops were designed to give you quick, actionable tips from industry experts to help you to improve outcomes in your facility. Register for any single event or a full series as it suits your needs or schedule.
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Site selection, vein selection, device selection… oh my! We will review key VAD insertion considerations to ensure secure and reliable venous access.
Device dislodgements are unacceptably high. If you are not sufficiently paying attention to three points of securement - at the site, the dressing, and the tubing – the device is not sufficiently secure.
The goal of VAD care and maintenance is to reduce the risk of complications and preserve the device function for the duration of therapy. Catheter site care recommendations, include dressing changes and flushing practices will be discussed.
Looking Back will dive into the history and evolution of midline catheters, including the indications for use, cautions, risks and ways to reduce complication rates.
Current Practice will review dwell times & clinically-indicated device removal, site & size selection, insertion techniques & tip location. The standards & recommendations will also be discussed, including the MAGIC guidelines & the importance of targeted education & surveillance strategies.
New Innovations will take a closer look at new technology that helps to reduce the risk of complications such as catheter occlusion & thrombosis events. Mary will chat with Edward Korycka, RN for additional insights about the future of midline catheters!
In order to gain approval to implement a VAST, it is essential to demonstrate its financial value to your organization. We reviewed areas to show value, understand the financial implications of wasted resources and help you calculate the costs with and without a VAST. Access Cost Calculator
Once you have approval to create a VAST in your facility, it can feel overwhelming knowing where to begin. Lee will share his experience and best practices to help you find solutions to eliminate waste and stay on budget, determine your team size and keep everyone in sync.
The goal is not just to implement a VAST but to continue to evolve with your facility’s changing needs so you can provide long-term value and quality care for your patients. We will discuss common areas of improvement and options for additional ways you can show the value of a VAST.