Robert B. Dawson, DNP, MSA, APRN, ACNP--BC, CPUI, VA-BC, CEO Vascular Access Consultants, LLC
Mr. Dawson was the featured expert at B. Braun’s booth where he demonstrated IV catheter insertion using ultrasound guidance on Monday, May 18th; and Tuesday, May 19th
Infusion Nursing Society (INS) 2015 Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition in Louisville, KY
This presentation focused on defining which peripheral catheter should be used for insertion based on tip position and vein selection. There was a review of standards and current evidence on how to use peripheral catheters to achieve optimal results from both a procedure and process perspective. Implications for practice were reviewed and included when, why and how to insert peripheral devices with ultrasound guidance. Limitations and a conceptual framework for practice was offered based on evidence and clinical experience.