Education, Training, and Competencies
Workshops - 2.5 hours
IPs may sometimes feel that vascular access meetings or vascular access clinicians are speaking a totally different language? Central lines, midlines, extended dwell peripheral intravenous catheters, intra-osseous access, vascular bed, ultrasound-guided, catheter-to-vein ratio, and vein preservation are all part of the language of devices and concepts surrounding vascular access with which IPs may not feel entirely well-versed or comfortable.
Working knowledge of the language of vascular access can assist the IP as they work with vascular access clinicians to develop interventions that assure the best clinical outcome for patients with the resources available. Vascular access is not a one-size-fits-all discipline and should be tailored to the presentation of the patient. A robust toolkit is essential.
In this session, participants will review the risks for patients around all types of vascular access and explore the types available to assist the IP in intervention and product guidance. This hands-on session will review sterile and procedural technique to enhance the IP’s knowledge and allow for assessment and competency checks of vascular access personnel. Participants will review key concepts of vascular access that can assure each patient will have the right line at the right time.