3 Questions With… features some of the finest thought leaders in healthcare specialties such as Infection Prevention, Vascular Access, Surgical Care and more. These experts answer questions on the latest insights, evidence and current practices.
For our newest 3 Questions With… vlog, Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature S. Matthew Gibson, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, CPUI. Matt discusses what inspires him most in his role as CEO of Vascular Access Consulting as well as important issues that are currently underappreciated. Also discussed are key recommendations for catheter securement and stabilization. Watch below!
Over the last two decades, S. Matthew Gibson’s mission has been to improve the vascular access and infusion practices and eliminate associated complications through serving on national and regional vascular access and infection control committees, writing evidence-based education programs and speaking publicly on a range of vascular access and infusions techniques and practices. Serving on the Association for Vascular Access PIV Task Force and the Public Policy Committee, he has helped bring awareness of the risk of complications from infusion and vascular access practices and offer better practices to keep patients safe. Given his certifications in infusion and vascular access, he will provide unique clinical insight into the bedside aspects of the care of these devices. He has worked clinically placing vascular access devices in an extensive number of facilities across this country in every patient setting including acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient infusion clinics, and home care. He has trained hundreds of clinicians over the last twenty years on the insertion, care delivery, and management of vascular access devices. Through his 28 years of experience, he can provide realistic expectations and practicality pertaining to the bedside procedure. Primarily, his role will be to provide practical guidance from the patient-centric perspective including insertion practices and management of the device post-insertion.