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, BS, MPH, CIC, VA-BC, has been involved in Infection Prevention for 25 years. With a background in Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology, her focus is at the intersection of vascular access, patient safety and infection prevention. Michelle serves on her local, as well as the National AVA boards and she is a former director with the Vascular Access Certification Board. Michelle is also an adjunct research fellow with AVATAR -- the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research. 

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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Reviewing Performance Across Line Types: PICCs, Midlines and SPCs
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