General Session - Peds
Amanda Ullman, RN, GradDipPaedICUNursing, MN(Research), PhD
Associate Professor, Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) Group
3M () : Grant/Research Support, Speaker's Bureau; Adhezion () : Grant/Research Support; AngioDynamics, Inc. () : Grant/Research Support; Becton Dickinson () : Speaker's Bureau; Centurion Medical Products () : Grant/Research Support
Currently, no standardized decision-making process exists for the selection of vascular access devices, and other forms of infusion therapy, in pediatric patients. As a result, the uncoordinated approach to device decision making often leads to inappropriate devices being inserted, thus increasing the risk of patient harm and inefficient treatment outcomes.
After development using high quality methods, miniMAGIC aims to provide health care professionals with an evidence and expert based criteria for the selection of infusion catheters in pediatrics across Australia and the United States. This guide will drastically change national and international infusion device decision-making practice, to prevent harm for this vulnerable population.