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, BNSc, RN
Tricia is a nurse practitioner in pediatric vascular assessment and management at Queensland Children’s Hospital and a research fellow at University of Queensland. Tricia is part of a dynamic clinical and research team that prides itself on achieving positive outcomes for patients and minimizing vascular access related complications. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program of research entitled, “Techniques and Technologies to Improve PIVC First-Time Insertion Success and Reduce Complications and Failure.” She also likes early morning runs, and drinking spritz in the sunshine.