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:
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:
- Carmen Bowman
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...
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