Vascular Access Workshop
July 8th, 2019
9am – 10am Registration & Check In
10am – 5pm Lectures & Hands on Skills
Lectures will INCLUDE:
Peripheral intravenous line placement is within the scope of Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) in the state of Texas, the RRTs at UT Southwestern (UTSW) had not been trained to perform this procedure. This project was developed to:
1) Provide a “no blind stick” approach to vascular access
2) Facilitate RRTs to work to the full extent of their licensure
3) Offer the bedside nurse an additional trained resource in vascular access.
- Stacey Cutts BS, RRT, VA-BC
This four-hour workshop will include prework and hands-on simulation training. The simulation training will included ultrasound assessment, needling techniques with the use of ultrasound, arterial, and venous peripheral device insertion. Attendees will rotate through hands-on stations to gain awareness and procedural confidence. Stations will include leading the needle, rapid peripheral vein assessment (RaPEVA), midline insertion, extended-dwell peripheral iv (EDPIV) insertion and arterial catheter insertion.
This open forum style presentation will include a panel of experts collected to field any and all questions from the audience. The experts include a division director, manager of respiratory therapy, vascular access specialist mentor and a specialized team from Teleflex.
– JJ Valdez BSRC; RRT-ACCS
Sponsored by: Teleflex