Firstly, I’d like to say welcome. My aim is to deliver some thought-focussed and robust evidence and information for clinicians working in the world of vascular access. This is for accessing current information to improve care to the patient that is evidence-based, but also incorporating through discussion, the knowledge and expertise from like-minded clinicians at improving and advancing the practices of vascular access… while maintaining the patient as the primary focus of our care.
Did you register for WoCoVA 2018?
Registration is still open for everyone interested in vascular access.
Take this opportunity to update your knowledge and to network with colleagues from all over the world!
An Open Access publication on Outcomes in a nurse-led peripherally inserted central catheter program: a retrospective cohort study from the Canadian Medical Association Journal (Open)
A recent publication on Epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of catheter-related thrombosis in children and adults from the Thrombosis Research
A recent publication on An unmet clinical need: The history of thrombus imaging from the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology
That’s right, Global Vascular Access, LLC & KJM Insights are currently developing a fully functional smartphone App and widget (Apple Watch, etc) that helps you, the clinician to determine the best catheter to vessel ratio (CVR) for your patients intravascular requirements, regardless of what brand of venous or arterial device you place – based upon the area consumed by the device within the vessel – PIVC, extended dwell, arterial catheter, midline, PICC, or CICC – even dialysis and tunneled/implanted catheters.
Our tool will work with all your brand catheters – to help you determine the most appropriate vessel and device size.
What’s even just as impressive is that it will be FREE for everyone.. yes, FREE! For both iOS and Android platforms. You will find it on both the Apple iStore and Google Play when released.. watch this space for updates!
We are taking the guesswork out of the equation, and making it quick and simple to determine results. The hard math is done for you behind the scenes. Just enter catheter and/or vessel sizes and CVR Tool will do the rest. How hard is that? Not at all, but its in the best interest in your patients health.
A recent publication on theRisk of Mortality of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections Caused by Acinetobacter Species. Is Early Removal of the Catheters Associated With a Better Survival Outcome? from Journal of Intensive Care Medicine