The Right Device, The Right Site, the Right Technology for the Right Treatment
The purpose of this session is to introduce important updates within four Standards “Vascular Visualization, VAD planning, Site Selection and VAD placement.” VAD planning, site selection and VAD placement is paramount to successful vascular access with minimal complications. Until recently, the importance of this had been poorly articulated within the scientific literature and clinical practice. Changes within the standard, including standardization of device terminology and vascular visualization will be highlighted. New evidence to support device choice, and site selection will be highlighted to assist clinical decision making.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the inter-relationship between VAD planning, site selection and VAD placement and its role in vessel health and preservation.
2. Differentiate between INS Practice Recommendations for vascular access device choice and site selection.
3. Articulate the various peripheral vascular access devices and the appropriate/ inappropriate selection of each.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of advantages and appropriate use of vascular visualization equipment to aid clinical practice.
Tricia Kleidon, MNSc (Nurs. Prac), BNSc, RN
Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia;
Ms. Kleidon is a nurse practitioner in paediatric vascular assessment and management at Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia and a research fellow at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. She has also established nurse-led vascular access insertion services at both Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and at Queensland Children’s Hospital. She is involved in teaching and training vascular access at tertiary paediatric hospitals and at the postgraduate level. Ms. Kleidon’s dual roles between clinical and research activities has provided unique opportunities to improve vascular access outcomes for paediatric patients. She is a key opinion leader, national and international speaker, and educator for peripheral and central vascular access devices. In 2019, Ms. Kleidon was the recipient of the Association for Vascular Access Janet Petit Scholar award.