3 Questions with Dennis Woo

3 Questions with Dennis Woo, Interventional Vascular Access RN “3 Questions With…” is a video series showcasing thought leaders in healthcare specialties like Infection Prevention and Vascular Access. These experts provide insights, evidence, and best practices in response to pressing questions in their fields. Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature 3 Questions with Dennis Woo,…

3 Questions with Mary Beth Davis, MSN, RN, VA-BC

3 Questions with Mary Beth Davis, MSN, RN, VA-BC, Manager, Nursing Practice Leader-Pediatric Vascular Access at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital “3 Questions With…” is a video series showcasing thought leaders in healthcare specialties like Infection Prevention and Vascular Access. These experts provide insights, evidence, and best practices in response to pressing questions…

Vascular Access Talk: Keep It Simple Specialist

Keep It Simple Specialist: One PICC, One Securement Device, Until End of Need At the AVA 2023 Scientific Meeting during the Vascular Access Talk sessions, Michelle (Mickey) Hawes, RN, DNP, CRNI, VA-BC, ACRP-CP followed-up her 2022 securement presentation and dove into the latest peer-reviewed data on SecurAcath. Affectionately referred to as the Clatterbridge Study, because…

3 Questions with Cheri Gillette, RN, VA-BC, CNPI

3 Questions with Cheri Gillette, RN, VA-BC, CNPI “3 Questions With…” is a video series showcasing thought leaders in healthcare specialties like Infection Prevention and Vascular Access. These experts provide insights, evidence, and best practices in response to pressing questions in their fields. Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature 3 Questions with Cheri Gillette, RN,…

3 Questions with Molly Judge, BSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

3 Questions with Molly Judge, BSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC “3 Questions With…” is a video series showcasing thought leaders in healthcare specialties like Infection Prevention and Vascular Access. These experts provide insights, evidence, and best practices in response to pressing questions in their fields. Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature 3 Questions with Molly Judge,…

3 Questions with Kayla Jordan, BSN, RN, VA-BC

3 Questions with Kayla Jordan, BSN, RN, VA-BC, Manager, Vascular Access Services at HCA Healthcare Tristar Division “3 Questions With…” is a video series showcasing thought leaders in healthcare specialties like Infection Prevention and Vascular Access. These experts provide insights, evidence, and best practices in response to pressing questions in their fields. Eloquest Healthcare is…

Study Shows Improved LVAD Dressing Integrity for Heart Failure Patients with Gum Mastic Liquid Adhesive

Study Proves Gum Mastic Liquid Adhesive Enhances LVAD Dressing Integrity Heart failure is a growing public health issue, and for those with advanced or end-stage heart failure, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are a true technological lifeline. Alongside heart transplants, LVADs have become the standard of care for patients with advanced heart failure, serving as…

New Study Comparing Benefits of SecurAcath to Adhesive Securement Devices

New Study Comparing Benefits of SecurAcath to Adhesive Securement Devices Last month, the findings from a peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) securement study at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in England were published in the Journal of Vascular Access by authors Carol McCormick, Mickey Hawes and Gregory Gilbert. The article expanded on the data set first…

Does the Securement of Drains Matter?

Does the Securement of Drains Matter?Guest Author: M.L. Hawes, DNP, CRNI, VA-BC, ACRP-CP Consider:  What is the difference between a vascular access round-tube in a vein to infuse life-saving medications or a drainage round-tube to relieve the body of excess life-ending fluids?  Both round tubes need to be secured to accomplish the therapeutic goal. Drains…

Hospital Onset Bacteremia (HOB): Let’s Talk About Reporting

Hospital Onset Bacteremia (HOB): Let’s Talk About ReportingGuest Author:  Michelle DeVries MPH, CIC, VA-BC, CPHQ, FAPIC For several years there has been a lot of chatter about potential future expansion of bloodstream infection surveillance to move beyond only Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and expand to include all hospital onset bacteremia (HOB).  As this gets…