Presenter Information

Mesa TrimmFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

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Jessica Naber

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

This EBP project is guided by evidence from nursing journals that promotes the use of vascular access teams (VAT) in hospitals to prevent complications such as phlebitis, hematomas, or blood stream infections that sometimes occur as a result of improper insertion technique or inadequate maintenance of a patient’s vascular access. VATs also prove to decrease the number of attempts it takes to obtain vascular access and decrease the patient’s pain perception of the procedure which in turn improves patient satisfaction. Establishing a VAT in hospitals is also shown to decrease the number of central lines which decreases the incidence of CLABSIs (central line associated blood stream infections).

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Preventing Complications & Improving Patient Satisfaction with the Use of a Vascular Access Team (VAT)

This EBP project is guided by evidence from nursing journals that promotes the use of vascular access teams (VAT) in hospitals to prevent complications such as phlebitis, hematomas, or blood stream infections that sometimes occur as a result of improper insertion technique or inadequate maintenance of a patient’s vascular access. VATs also prove to decrease the number of attempts it takes to obtain vascular access and decrease the patient’s pain perception of the procedure which in turn improves patient satisfaction. Establishing a VAT in hospitals is also shown to decrease the number of central lines which decreases the incidence of CLABSIs (central line associated blood stream infections).