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INS Spring 2016: Industry Leaders Share their Insight and Expertise

   

May 16-18, 2016, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Empowering Nurses, Improving Safety: Making the Case for Building Safer Systems to Reduce Exposures to Hazardous Drugs

Presented by:
Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH , President of The Public's Health and President/Executive Director International Safety Center, Apopka, FL

Presentation Overview:
This Exhibitor Theater presentation aimed to educate nurses on the new USP<800> guidelines and the impact it will have in their facilities. Dr. Mitchell presented the evidence on why protection from hazardous drugs is important and how nurses can advocate for change in their facilities. Topics discussed include:

  • Presentation and evaluation of the evidence
  • Best practices for administering hazardous drugs and the impact of USP<800>
  • Differences in technology – specifically that of a closed system vs. CSTD
  • How to advocate for protection to hospital administration

Dr. Mitchell’s presentation can be found on this page and is available to download and view.

 

Strategies to Address Difficult Peripheral Vascular Access

Presented by:
Gregory J. Schears, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Presentation Overview:
This Exhibitor Theater presentation aimed to  provide an understanding of practice-related concerns with difficult peripheral vascular access by highlighting proper site assessment, optimal site choice, and access assistance using technologies such as ultrasound and near infrared. Use of these technologies can help:

  • Improve access options
  • Reduce unnecessary sticks
  • Reduce complications
  • Prolong catheter dwell time

Dr. Schears discussed key points to help the audience enhance their use of these technologies to improve patient care. Adopting these strategies will help drive patient and clinician satisfaction.

Dr. Schears’ presentation can be found on this page and is available to download and view.