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Build a successful Vascular Access Team

Team members: Nurses, Doctors, NP, PA, RT, Anesthesiologist, Administration

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Eliminate Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections

Implement Joint Commissions National Patient Safety Goals, bundles and evidenced-based practice to eliminate infections

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Reduce the number of CBC's (Contaminated Blood Cultures)

Use evidenced based practices to prevent CBC's

Our Vision

CVC Health Care was founded to educate anyone who is involved with Vascular Access Devices. We want to provide everyone education on insertion, care and maintenance, removal and choosing the right device for the patient and the therapy ordered. Most importantly we want to teach prevention of complications. Achieving and maintaining a zero percent infection rate is everyones goal. Having a skilled team of health care providers, unique to your staffing needs, is key to success of vascular access programs. We are located in Lake Mills, WI and we want to teach all disciplines on vascular access devices. With all the different products on the market it is difficult to know what device the patient may have. Standardizing practice is an important process for improving outcomes and prevention of complications. With the financial challenges we face today in health care, we can achieve zero infection rates, but the challenge is to maintain zero. Having skilled staff in your facility has proven to reduce infection rates, reduce complications and improve patient satisfaction scores.

FROM THE BLOG

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Midline Catheters, Where should we place them?

Posted on by Mary Smith

There has been a lot of discussion on where these devices should be placed.   Here is what the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice State: INS 27.  SITE SELECTION: “Select sites in the upper arm, preferred, or secondarily the region

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CLABSI’s Who’s accountable?

Posted on by Mary Smith

I was just reviewing the numbers related to CLABSI rates and we still have a lot of work to do!  Studies still show that the majority of central lines become infected after day 5 of insertion.  Vascular Access Programs and

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“Selecting the most appropriate vascular access device”

Posted on by Mary Smith

This article is a must read! Moureau, N. and Chopra, V. (2016) Indications for peripheral, midline and central catheters: summary of the MAGIC recommendations. British Journal of Nursing. 25(8), p.S15-24. Patients admitted to acute care frequently require intravenous access to