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Skin Damage Associated with CVAD Sites

Skin Damage Associated with CVAD Sites

Description: This presentation will review how to apply the concepts: Health-grouping collaboration, identified research methods, and shared ownership then weave them together on a topic that is…
  • 60 mins
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Peripheral IV Catheters

Peripheral IV Catheters

Description: In this presentation, Dr. Claire Rickard reviews the evidence for clinically indicated peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV) removal and calls attention to the global problem of PIV…
  • 60 mins
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Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: Update 2014

Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: Update 2014

Description: In this course, Dr Mikel Gray, facilitator for the medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI) consensue panel, reviews the causes of MARSI, identifies patients at risk for medical…
  • 60 mins
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Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership

Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership

Description: Professional “actualization” can be built as clinical groups work and collaborate on health care quality initiatives that provide cost-effective options to health care…
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Short Peripheral I.V. Catheters and Infections

Short Peripheral I.V. Catheters and Infections

Description: Infections associated with short peripheral IV catheters (PIVC) receive little attention and are thought to have very low rates. The large number of PIVCs used could mean high numbers…
  • 30 mins
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Controversies Around Biofilms: A Common Denominator for Diverse Disease?

Controversies Around Biofilms: A Common Denominator for Diverse Disease?

Description: Dr. Parks addresses the hypothesis that the pathogenesis of clinical problems associated with wound care and vascular access devices can be the result of biofilm formation.…
  • 60 mins
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Surveillance Outside the Hospital: Monitoring Home Health Outcomes

Surveillance Outside the Hospital: Monitoring Home Health Outcomes

Description: Limited data are available regarding central venous catheter (CVC)-related complications such as thrombosis or bloodstream infection that occur in the home care setting.  At…
  • 30 mins
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Making the Business Case: Negotiating with Leaders to Get What You Need!

Making the Business Case: Negotiating with Leaders to Get What You Need!

Description: Making the case with leadership to get what you need to do your job well is an art and a skill that we all need in order to achieve success. This session will describe the art of…
  • 60 mins
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Know Thyself - An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Know Thyself - An Essential Leadership Ingredient

Description: Since ancient times, self-knowledge has been regarded as the key to effective leadership. Knowing oneself is often easier said than done, because self-scrutiny can be painful and…
  • 60 mins
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Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Your Role As a Leader and Change Agent

Description: Anyone managing a program of patient care or protection is an organizational leader and change agent regardless of what their official title may be. This session is designed to share…
  • 75 mins
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Prevention Of Catheter-Related BSI:  Zero Will Not Be Achievable Without Technology

Prevention Of Catheter-Related BSI: Zero Will Not Be Achievable Without Technology

Description: Dr. Dennis Maki introduces types of intravascular devices used for vascular access; and discusses the magnitude of risk with different IVDs.  Provides the consequences of line…
  • 60 mins
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Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Update on CDC-HICPAC Guidelines

Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Update on CDC-HICPAC Guidelines

Description: Dr. Mark Rupp summarizes the major evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of CLA-BSI from the 2011 CDC-HICPAC Guidelines; and recommends a rational approach to the…
  • 60 mins
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Making the Business Case for an IV Team

Making the Business Case for an IV Team

Description: Consumers of health care have become acutely aware of their decision-making role in their vascular access care. This presentation will discuss how the traditional methods of IV Team…
  • 45 mins
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CLABSI Surveillance and Prevention Outside the ICU

CLABSI Surveillance and Prevention Outside the ICU

Description: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are serious healthcare-associated infections, leading to increased morbidity, mortality and cost. In 2001, an estimated 43,000…
  • 30 mins
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Hitting the cavoatrial junction: But did you touch their heart?

Hitting the cavoatrial junction: But did you touch their heart?

Description: The purpose of this learning activity is to explore psychological perspectives underlying invasive procedures, including altruism, compassion, empathy, accountability, duty,…
  • 45 mins
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Transparent Film Dressings and Breathability: What does the data show?

Transparent Film Dressings and Breathability: What does the data show?

Description: Dr. Dennis Maki covers the components of transparent dressings, their safety, why they are advantageous over tape and gauze IV dressings and clinical data. Dr. Maki addresses…
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Insights and Analysis of INS Standards

Insights and Analysis of INS Standards

Description: As the Chair of the INS Standards of Practice Committee, Lisa A. Gorski MS, APRN, BC, CRNI, FAAN, discusses the most significant changes in the 2011 INS Standards; and identifies…
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The Imperative for a New Paradigm for Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the 21st Century

The Imperative for a New Paradigm for Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the 21st Century

Description: Dr. Dennis Maki reviews the epidemiology and pathogenesis of nosocomial infections.  Explores why traditional hospital infection control is failing, and why a new paradigm is…
  • 60 mins
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Power and Hierarchy Across Cultures

Power and Hierarchy Across Cultures

Description: Power and hierarchy are inherent in any culture. However, appreciating how power can organize a group of professionals into a structure that supports better care, better health and…
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Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

Implementing Quality Improvement Strategies

Description: All healthcare systems strive to provide safe and good quality healthcare, improve effectiveness, update practices in light of evidence from research and enhance the patient…
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From Idea to Action: Using Business Plan Tools to Make Change Happen

From Idea to Action: Using Business Plan Tools to Make Change Happen

Description: Turena Reeves discusses building a case for substantial change in the vascular access insertion and management process at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. She presents how…
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Successful Team Building in Healthcare

Successful Team Building in Healthcare

Description: This presentation provides insight on developing a culture of shared responsibility-not only within the members of the health care team and their patients but also in a global…
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The Role Of Technology In Venous Access Ultrasound Guidance and ECG Guidance

The Role Of Technology In Venous Access Ultrasound Guidance and ECG Guidance

Description: Dr. Mauro Pittiruti describes the impact of ultrasound guidance on the outcome of vascular access procedures, in terms of safety and cost-effectiveness.  Presents the accuracy…
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The Comprehensive Unit-Based safety Program (CUSP):  An Intervention to Learn from Mistakes, Improve safety Culture and Drive Change

The Comprehensive Unit-Based safety Program (CUSP): An Intervention to Learn from Mistakes, Improve safety Culture and Drive Change

Description: Dr. Bradford Winters explores the CUSP program and how it can assist in identifying, investigating, and working toward eliminating system defects.  He reviews some teamwork tools…
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Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions

Description: Research can provide the clinician the opportunity to extract meaningful and descriptive outcomes. This presentation explores Comparative Effectiveness Research, a method that…
  • 45 mins
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Evaluating Interventions in Quasi-Experimental Studies

Evaluating Interventions in Quasi-Experimental Studies

Description: Research is one of the proven methods to promote change in health care. “Evidence-based practice” provides a platform where results provide meaning-whether it is accepted…
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Preventing Central Line Catheter Related Complications

Preventing Central Line Catheter Related Complications

Description: The purpose of this learning activity is to describe and list evidence based practices related to Central Line insertion and maintenance bundles.   Audience: Health…
  • 60 mins
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Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections: Causes, Prevention and Best Practices

Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections: Causes, Prevention and Best Practices

Description: The purpose of this learning activity is to identify causes,  list preventive actions, and offer current evidence based practices for central vascular devices.…
  • 60 mins
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Implementation of the Central Line Bundle (Pediatric)

Implementation of the Central Line Bundle (Pediatric)

Description: The implementation of insertion bundles has transformed the practice of placement of central venous catheters in adults. Because pediatric patients are not simply small adults,…
  • 45 mins
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Establishing a Vascular Access Program from the Ground Up

Establishing a Vascular Access Program from the Ground Up

Description: This presentation will review the fundamentals for building and implementing a clinical vascular access program. Key concepts include identification of program services, building a…
  • 45 mins
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Peripheral IV Therapy:  Complications and Implications for Practice

Peripheral IV Therapy: Complications and Implications for Practice

Description: In this module, Deb Richardson, RN, MS, CNS, explores considerations for IV therapy, including venous anatomy and factors for vein selection.  She looks at patient…
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Insights and Analysis of EPIC Guidelines and Beyond

Insights and Analysis of EPIC Guidelines and Beyond

Description: Andrew Jackson, RN, provides an overview of the EPIC2 guidelines, including the novel implementation of EPIC2.  Discusses why patients, staff and organizations benefit from…
  • 60 mins
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Never Settle: The End of Blind Catheter Insertions

Never Settle: The End of Blind Catheter Insertions

Description: This presentation takes a multidisciplinary approach to risk reduction for patients receiving invasive catheter insertion and arterial punctures. The core concept of implementation…
  • 45 mins
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Developing Unit Base Nurse Champions: A Quality Improvement Success Story Implementing IV Care and Maintenance Bundle

Developing Unit Base Nurse Champions: A Quality Improvement Success Story Implementing IV Care and Maintenance Bundle

Description: A front-line nurse-driven initiative was formed to reduce Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) by 25% within six months. The unit champion’s role was designed…
  • 45 mins
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