Episode 54: December 11, 2019 - High Level Disinfection for Ultrasound Probes
Are you considering options for high level disinfection for ultrasound probes used in vascular access? Listen as Molly Judge, BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI® describes her organization’s journey.
Molly Judge, BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI®
Vascular Access Specialist, Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital
Molly Judge, BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI® is a Vascular Access Specialist at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She leads a 7-member vascular access team to provide evidence-based care for inpatient and outpatient vascular access needs. Her facility has not had a blood stream infection, related to PICCs or midlines they've placed, in more than 3 years. Since her team assumed ownership of the care and maintenance for all CVCs in the facility, the CLABSI rate has been reduced to 0.5%. Molly is a member of both INS and AVA. She is the President and founding member of the Indiana Vascular Access Network (INDIVAN). Molly is proud to be a nerd about all things vascular access. She is the mother of two children: Lauren, who is an RN and Charlie, who is currently in nursing school.
Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Clinical Education & Publications Manager
Guest: Molly Judge, BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI® - Vascular Access Specialist, Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital
Do ultrasound probes used in vascular access require high level disinfection? What are the responsibilities for bedside clinicians and vascular access teams in disinfecting durable medical equipment? Join as podcast guest Molly Judge, BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI® describes her organization’s efforts to answer these questions. Further, she discusses how to garner support from colleagues when developing a program of high-level disinfection, as well as instituting the process into daily workflows.
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