LEARNING OUTCOMES – OVERALL CONFERENCE PROGRAM
This inaugural Scientific Meeting is the first national meeting in Australia dedicated to presenting research, practice and educational content related to Vascular Access Devices.
Modern medicine would be unimaginable without Vascular Access.
Modern medicine is unimaginable without vascular access devices.
They are used across disciplines, specialties, and age groups to deliver essential fluids and drugs and facilitate vital monitoring and sampling. Nearly 30 million vascular access devices are used annually in Australian Healthcare. However, despite their ubiquitous and essential use they are not without risks or complications, including infection, occlusion, thrombosis, and
dislodgement. These complications are all associated with significant morbidity, increased costs and mortality. Many of these are preventable with the right practice and products.
This meeting brings together a stellar list of national and international vascular access researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and specialties. Topics covered include: the history of intravenous access, device choice, vessel health and preservation, minimising risk of infection and failure, trouble shooting complications, critiquing research and knowledge translation.
This meeting is intended for those working in the acute and subacute areas of the health sector that care for any patient requiring any form of vascular access. At the completion of the meeting attendees should have a significantly enhanced knowledge and skill base related to the insertion, care and management of vascular access devices. Attendees will have been given working examples of a range of research and quality initiatives that they can adapt and use in their clinical area in their efforts to making vascular access complications history.
LEARNING OUTCOMES – WORKSHOPS
SOCIAL MEDIA & APPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND TEACHING (SMART) ACCESS.
At the end of the session attendees will understand how social media can assist with dissemination of research evidence and facilitate education. Additionally this workshop can also serve as useful platform to evaluate:
- impact of education interventions and
- impact of research dissemination.
ULTRASOUND GUIDED PERIPHERAL VENOUS ACCESS
At the end of the session attendees will have an enhanced understanding and skill base re: the merit and use of ultrasound guided insertion of vascular access devices and device choice.
CHALLENGES IN INFUSION THERAPY
At the end of this session attendees will have a better understanding of the impact of different IV infusates and medications of device choice, as well as vessel health and outcomes. The session will also enlighten attendees on new and innovative strategies to maintain and optimize performance and dwell time.