Reviewing Performance Across Line Types: PICCs, Midlines and SPCs

Recorded On: 11/02/2019

Vascular access teams use a variety of vascular access devices (VADs) and are accountable in making the best decision for each patient's needs. Understanding the current guidelines and recommendations, as well as underlying patient considerations are key elements to this analysis. Equally important, is understanding specific VAD performance within your own organization. This presentation will discuss how to develop data collection on all VADs placed with a specific focus on PICCs, midlines, and SPCs, as well as analysis of correlating CLABSI rates.

Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will: 
1. Demonstrate how CDC?s Laboratory Confirmed Bloodstream Infection definition can be applied beyond just CLABSI surveillance
2. Discuss the importance of including facility-specific device performance when making insertion decisions
3. Describe three different methods of capturing data to provide robust outcome data specific to the devices used within a facility

​Michelle DeVries, BS, MPH, CIC, VA-BC

Senior Infection Control Officer

Methodist Hospitals

Michelle DeVries has been involved in infection prevention and hospital epidemiology for over 25 years, with a career spanning community, university, and federal health care systems. With a background in hospital and molecular epidemiology, her focus has been at the intersection of vascular access, patient safety, and infection prevention. She was a reviewer for the 2016 and 2021 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, wrote the chapter “Prevention of Intravascular Device-Associated Infections” for the International Federation of Infection Control’s Basic Concepts of Infection Control textbook, contributed two chapters to the Vessel Health and Preservation textbook, and has peer-reviewed for numerous publications. She is a former director with Vascular Access Certification Corporation Board, is currently on her local as well as national AVA Board, and is an adjunct research fellow with AVATAR.

CRNI® RUs: 2                                                                        
This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 National Academy in San Diego, CA are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Contact Hours: 1         
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.                                                             
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 National Academy in San Diego, CA are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.


Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: November 2, 2022

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