Thursday, 6 March 2014

Topics in Vascular Access is a blog for Vascular Access Specialists and is supported by Teleflex.

This forum is designed to be a purely informational and educational platform where experiences and information can be shared.
Topics by Guest Bloggers in coming weeks include:
  • Persevere to Expand Your Scope of Practice and Embrace Your Abilities as a Specialist Connie Girgenti, BSNc, RN, VA-BC™
  • Discharging patients with Internal Jugular or Axillo-subclavian Catheters-Myth versus reality Jim Lacy, BSN, RN, VA-BC™
  • Vascular Access Team Model - Personal experience with a full-service vascular access team  Julie Eddins, MSN, CRNI®
  • Should Arterial Line Placement be a part of Vascular Access Services? Chris Naylor, RN, VA-BC
  • Risk Reduction Strategies in Vascular Access: The importance of technology and best practices to improve patient outcomes  Michael Drafz, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC
  • And much much more....
Suggestions for topics are welcome and may be submitted by clicking <Mail to Topics in Vascular Access>. This resource has been created for anyone who is interested in vascular access. We encourage questions, replies/responses, insight, or advice or information to be shared with other Vascular Access Specialists.
Posted by TopicsInVascularAccess at 12:06 PM in /

A Guide to Expanding Your Practice: Placement of Central Venous Catheters

A hot topic at the 2013 AVA Annual Scientific Meeting was RN placement of central venous catheters (CVCs). Teleflex introduced a workbook entitled: A Guide to Expanding Your Practice: Placement of Central Venous Catheters. By popular demand, we are making this publication available to readers of this blog as a downloadable PDF.

This publication presents a five-phase process that may assist in developing or expanding vascular access services to include placement of CVCs. In each phase, specific tasks and questions are outlined that lead to the creation of a business plan. Spaces for notes specific to an individual program are included throughout the workbook. Samples of a business plan, policies and procedures and program tools are provided in the appendices. To save view and save a copy click on the link below:

<A Guide to Expanding Your Practice Placement of Central Venous Catheters>

Questions for our Readers

Are you currently inserting CVCs? What barriers to success did you face and overcome?

Are you interested in inserting CVCs? What information would be helpful to you?

Reply to the Blog editor here Topics In Vascular Access

Author: Jim Lacy, BSN, RN, VA-BC TM is employed by Teleflex as Product Manager - Central Venous Access and serves as the current President of the Board of Directors of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA).
Posted by TopicsInVascularAccess at 12:03 PM in /
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