Master Best Practices for Vascular Access Devices

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Nada Lauts, MSN, CRNI, MBA/HCM
Conference Date
Thu, Aug 07, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

If you're not using these strategies, your patients are at risk -- and so is your nursing license and healthcare organization's bottom line.

Vascular access devices can enhance patient outcomes -- or lead to serious negative outcomes and even death. Starting Oct. 1, Medicare will no longer pay hospitals the higher rate for hospital-acquired vascular-catheter associated infections. Yet many nurses and healthcare institutions aren't up to speed on how to ensure VADs help, rather than harm, patients. And if a patient suffers a negative outcome, guess who's license is going to be on the line?

Nurses can lead the charge for helping their healthcare organization implement practices known to help prevent VAD-related infection, thromboplebitis and air embolism. Infusion specialist and nurse manager Nada Lauts, MSN, CRNI, MBA/HCM, will show you the ropes for ensuring VADs are medically necessary and used in a way that poses the least possible risk to patients.

Here’s a sampling of the details you’ll learn:

  • The critical ins and outs of VAD placement -- what you don't know can hurt your patients.
  • Recognize and troubleshoot the signs and symptoms of VAD-related complications. Don't miss this early warning.
  • Best-practice flushing protocols and their rationale -- be prepared to explain why you're doing what.
  • Have you implemented the BUNDLE for VADs as recommended by the CDC and Institute for Healthcare Improvement?
  • Continuing education that will get nursing staff up to speed fast on VADs.
  • Sidestep this common reason for having to replace a VAD.
  • Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? All nurses and nurse managers, home health nurse, staff nurses, ICU nurses, long-term care nurses, freestanding infusion clinic nurses, oncology nurses.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Nada Lauts - Nurses Codes Expert

Nada Lauts, MSN, CRNI, MBA/HCM, has 17 years experience as a nurse infusionist, field nurse, manager and owner/entrepreneur of Tender Touch Nursing Services, caring for home infusion patients. She has served as nurse educator for the Infusion Nurse Society (INS) and presented continuing education on Refeeding Syndrome at the annual INS Conference, May 2005, in Florida. Lauts also developed a CE Program on VAD, TPN and Refeeding Syndrome, which she...   More Info
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