Kimberly S. Wiles, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
Current Strategies for Vascular Access Stabilization: Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice
Katherine Major, RN, MSN
Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lisa Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN
Date and Times:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:00 PM ET/11 AM CT/9 AM PT
Continuing Education for Respiratory Therapists and Nurses
This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.
This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032
Stabilization of movement at the vascular access device (VAD) exit site is recognized as an important intervention in preventing complications and increasing catheter dwell time. The risk for unintentional catheter dislodgement is reduced, and when pistoning movement of the catheter at the site is minimized, the risk for phlebitis, infection, and catheter migration may also be reduced. While many HCPs may equate stabilization with application of a dressing and tape, the Infusion Nurses Society recommends use of an “engineered,” meaning specially designed, stabilization device or system. In this presentation, stabilization methods, new and novel devices, and current supporting evidence are explored.
At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. Describe new and existing securement devices and methods of catheter stabilization.
2. Identify the advantages of catheter stabilization.
3. Identify appropriate methods for stabilization based upon patient characteristics.
4. Evaluate research evidence supporting catheter stabilization.
Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN
Lisa Gorski has worked for over 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the author of over 50 journal articles on home care and infusion therapy related topics. Lisa served as a committee member for the American Nurses Association’ Home Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (2014). She is past- president of the INS, and was chair of the 2011 and 2016 INS Standards of Practice. In 2006, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Lisa was named the 2003 CRNI of the Year by INS and the 2011 CNS of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She has spoken nationally and internationally on standards development, home health care and home infusion therapy.