ExpoEd Sessions at NTI & Critical Care Exposition in ivWatch Booth
May 22 - May 23
ivWatch will host two ExpoEd programs in booth #2867 during the NTI & Critical Care Exposition
Early Detection of IV Infiltration Events to Improve Patient Outcomes
Facilitator: Susan Brown, MSN, MSED, VA-BC – Chief Nursing Officer, ivWatch
Studies show there’s a high prevalence of failure from peripheral IV (PIV) catheters. Even in the best of hands, following the current gold standards of care, the overall failure rate before therapy is completed ranges from 35-50 percent. Of those failures, up to 23 percent are due to infiltration/extravasation events. Front line nurses are responsible for recognizing signs and symptoms of this common complication but are often unable to provide constant monitoring of the PIV site given other assessment responsibilities and high patient-to-nurse ratios.
To fill the gap in care, there is a need for additional tools and technologies to provide reliable early detection of infiltration events. The facilitator will discuss current care standards to enhance vascular access proficiency, utilize patient spotlights to educate on the patient impact of serious safety events and review the latest technology available to improve patient outcomes during IV therapy.
Times for this session are:
Tuesday, May 21: 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
A Case Study: Implementing Continuous IV Monitor Technology and Protocols in a PICU
Facilitators: Lindsay Cipriani MSN, RN, M. Ed. – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Education Specialist II, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Susan Brown, MSN, MSED, VA-BC
The increasing incidence of injury caused by peripheral intravenous (IV) infiltration and extravasation events led one institution to focus on a house-wide quality improvement project. The session will review how one unit – the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) – piloted the project and reduced serious harm caused by IV infiltration events.
With methodical implementation, the facilitator will outline best practices for introducing novel infiltration detection technology including identifying unit champions, promotion of positive change to improve patient safety and education and training requirements. A key focus on data and results demonstrated success and drove acceptance and sustained use. The facilitator will show unit-specific resources like staff displays including charts with days between serious events. Last, the session will cover how the PICU was able to extend the patient criteria in critical care settings for patients receiving IV fluid bolus’.
Times for this session are:
Wednesday, May 22: 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
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