Test: Vascular Access. Target Acquired. Anchored in Position. Mission Accomplished.

Vascular Access: Target Acquired. Anchored in Position. Mission Accomplished.

Vascular Access: Target Acquired. Anchored in Position. Mission Accomplished. An overarching goal of Vascular Access Specialists is to expertly provide a patient with a reliable vascular access device that will last until the end of need; for the ‘life of the line’. In her Vascular Access Talk at the 2022 AVA Scientific Meeting titled “Target…

How to Perform an LVAD Driveline Dressing Change

How to Perform an LVAD Driveline Dressing Change The following steps summarize how to perform a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) driveline dressing change with use of Mastisol® Liquid Adhesive and Detachol® Adhesive Remover, as demonstrated by Abigail Vowels, RN, BSN. Vowels is the Circulatory Device Program Leader at Dignity Health/Mercy General Hospital. In this…

2022 Year in Review

As 2022 ends, we would like to thank you for reading the Eloquest Healthcare Blog!  We hope you have found our posts during the last 12 months to be both informative and impactful to your professional career.  Here are some of the past year’s highlights that we invite you to visit… One of our favorite…

Randomized Controlled Trial Investigation Use of Liquid Adhesive to Increase Dressing Adherence & Reduce CVAD Failure

AVATAR Randomized Controlled Trial Jugular CVAD

A “STICKY” Situation: Randomized Controlled Trial Investigates Use of Liquid Adhesive to Increase Dressing Adherence & Reduce CVAD FailureCVADs – Essential Devices with High Failure Rates Central venous access devices (CVADs) are essential to the timely and effective treatment of critically ill patients. They deliver lifesaving drugs, nutrition, and blood products. Yet despite their importance,…

3 Questions with Mary Smith, RN, VA-BC, President, CVC Healthcare, LLC

3 Questions with Mary Smith, RN, VA-BC, President, CVC Healthcare, LLC 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…

3 Questions with Mark Rowe, MNSc, RNP, VA-BC

3 Questions with Mark Rowe, MNSc, RNP, VA-BC 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…

Summary: Systematic Review of the Safety and Efficacy of Central Vascular Access Device Securement

More Research Needed on Central Vascular Access Device (CVAD) Securement CVADs are a fundamental part of patient care and are widely indicated and used across many different medical specialties. Due to their prevalence, best practices have been established for CVAD placement. However, surprisingly little research has been done to investigate the effectiveness of securement methods…

Midline Catheters: Past Present and Future

Midline Catheters: Past, Present and Future Midline catheters are multi-faceted devices that offer the potential for reduced complication rates compared to other vascular access options. Midline catheters may be appropriate for venous access in patients who: Need prolonged IV therapy Have challenging vascular anatomy due to age or medical history Recent dynamics in the healthcare…

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Wednesday Workshop Summary: Stop Struggling with Vascular Access Device Outcomes

Vascular Access is the most prevalent invasive medical procedure. While serious consequences can occur with this common procedure, ensuring optimal outcomes is possible. Matthew Gibson, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, CPUI recently presented a three-part Wednesday Workshop series, “Stop Struggling with Vascular Access Device Outcomes”. It is Matt’s mission to improve vascular access and infusion practices and…

New Evidence on Improving Driveline Dressing Durability

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Associated Complications LVADs are the standard of care for patients with advanced heart failure. LVAD placement is a relatively common procedure, with more than 2,000 LVAD implants recorded each year over the past ten years in the United States alone.1 Complications that LVAD patients may experience during treatment include severe…