Vascular Access Emergencies [virtual]

Vascular access contains inherent risks. Some complications of access are minor, but others are limb- or life-threatening. Infusion nurses need an understanding of the pathophysiology behind serious adverse vascular access complications to appropriately prevent or respond to these emergencies. In this session, we will review the most serious vascular access emergencies and prepare nurses to respond when every second matters.  

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the pathophysiology of 4 vascular access emergencies.
  • Identify an imminent or evolving vascular access emergency.
  • Anticipate appropriate interventions for 4 vascular access emergencies.

Contact Hours: 1
CRNI® RUs: 2

Jon Bell, MSN, RN, VA-BC

Jon Bell is a master’s prepared RN with more than 25 years of emergency medical experience and 15 years of experience in surgical care. He has combined his backgrounds to specialize in vascular access education and built a successful vascular access specialist team. He went on to gain experience as a clinical consultant working for multiple companies to support vascular access device training. Jon received board certification in vascular access in 2018 and is actively involved in the Association for Vascular Access (AVA), serving as a board member and officer in the past. He has presented at multiple national and regional conferences speaking about vascular access process improvement and research, and is currently the director of emergency and cardiopulmonary services at Mount Desert Island Hospital.

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Live event: 05/19/2024 at 3:45 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
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