Our “3 Questions with…” vlog series features some of the finest thought leaders in healthcare specialties such as Infection Prevention, Vascular Access, 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 Michelle (Mickey) Hawes, RN, DNP, CRNI, VA-BC, ACRP-CP. Mickey discusses what inspires her most as a Vascular Access Specialist & Consultant, important clinical issues that are currently under-appreciated and offers key recommendations for improving patient outcomes. Watch Now!
Nationally respected for her knowledge of infusion therapy and vascular access expertise, Mickey is an award-winning expert who has spoken at regional events and national conferences presented by the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), Association for Vascular Access (AVA), Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR).
She has been published in many professional journals and serves on the review boards for the Journal of Infusion Nursing, the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, and the American Journal of Nursing. Recent publications have focused on peripheral midline catheters and compassionate care of patients with a history of injectable drug use.
Currently serving as a director-at-large on the Association for Vascular Access Foundation board, over the years Mickey has served both INS and AVA in many different capacities. She holds a BS in Biology and Chemistry Education from the University of Iowa, a BSN from the University of North Alabama, an MSN from Indiana Wesleyan University, and DNP from the University of Southern Indiana.
Prior to becoming specialized in vascular access Mickey completed an initial period on an adult medical surgical unit and then transitioned to pediatrics including pediatric intensive care units and emergency rooms designated for children. Some early years were spent in home infusion both pediatrics and adults. The last 20 years have been spent leading and developing vascular access teams at multiple hospitals in Indiana.
After receiving her doctorate in nursing practice Mickey began Data to Wisdom Research Consulting to assist healthcare professionals in moving piles of data through the research process to publication. Dr. Hawes engages with product engineers to develop vascular access products that will benefit patients in all populations. Her work includes supporting both investigators and manufacturers in initiating retrospective and prospective post-market studies always focusing on the most important goal, improving the outcomes for patients.