veINS Track: One Goal, One Vessel, One Cannulation, One VAD
Recorded On: 06/06/2022
Establishing a goal of one vessel, one catheter to complete the prescribed therapy requires careful assessment, careful selection, and proficient insertion of the most appropriate catheter size and length. Technology used with catheter materials, needleless connectors, and management practices can extend or limit catheter life, and consideration of a hemodilution ratio, as outlined by Roethlisberger, may help to evaluate the optimal location for catheter insertion and infusion of the treatment plan designed to achieve the one goal. In this session, we will discuss characteristics of optimal vein selection incorporating the INS Standards regarding insertion and vein visualization; consider VAD technology and management practices; and explore the impact of hemodilution upon one cannulation, one vessel, one VAD.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to:
· Explore the characteristics of optimal vein selection including quantitative assessment of size, flow, and valve locations
· Discuss INS Standards and evidence for selection and recommended forearm placement for peripheral intravenous catheters
· Explain the 4Vs of hemodilution and the 3:1 ratio to achieve one vessel, one cannulation, one VAD
Nancy Moureau is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of vascular access practice. A nurse for more than 40 years, Dr. Moureau works as a home infusion nurse and is the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, a company that provides online education for clinicians. A researcher and well-published author, she has received numerous awards and holds certifications in the specialty area of vascular access.