Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access

Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access

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**Functionality Note**: Readers viewing Vessel Health and Preservation through Apple products may be directed to the exclusive embedded audio segments outside of the Nook app, due to Barnes & Noble limitations. Every special enhancement to the VHP textbook is available to all readers, regardless of platform (Amazon Kindle, Apple Books or Nook).

Vascular Access is the gateway to all healthcare delivery. It must be executed proficiently and with an emphasis on safety, otherwise the patient's health and treatment are both in jeopardy. The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is committed to formalizing and advancing clinical education and best practice throughout the healthcare continuum, from embedding courses and resources in nursing and medical school curricula to ensuring hospitals and care providers have access to the latest and most accurate vascular access guidance.

It is this commitment to clinical education that has produced AVA's endorsement of Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access, an Open Access, comprehensive guide, authored by a global consortium of highly-regarded vascular access specialists and scientists. This online textbook covers every facet of the procedure:

  • Preventing venous depletion

  • Vessel and device assessment and selection

  • Specialization and training culture

  • Insertion, care, maintenance and management

  • Infection prevention and understanding epidemiological risks

  • Guidance for both Adult and Pediatric patient populations

  • Continuous improvement and advancement of Vascular Access proficiency

The enhanced e-textbook appeals to bedside nurses, physicians and any healthcare professional that places vascular access devices. It provides a model for each step of the patient experience and offers a guide for clinicians to improve and lessen the risk for patients.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161329696
Publisher: Association for Vascular Access
Publication date: 06/26/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Nancy L. Moureau, RN, BSN, PhD, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC™ is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and vascular access practice. A nurse for more than 35 years, Nancy continues clinical work as staff member on the PICC/IV Team at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC, and involvement with church and medical missions. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, Inc., Nancy creates online educational programmes and works with companies to provide education to clinicians. Nancy, collaborative clinicians and the team at PICC Excellence have established the only PICC Certification process, Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter, where those who meet and maintain qualifications gain the credentials CPUI. This effort was based on the belief that invasive procedures should involve credentialing and regular competency assessment. Recipient of the Herbst Award for Professional Excellence in Vascular Access, Nancy is constantly contributing to the specialty with research, literature analysis, mentoring and publications working with various groups and individuals, in conjunction with Griffith University as an adjunct associate professor and with the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR, Brisbane, Australia). She is thankful for years of encouragement and support and happy to be a resource to others. She can be reached at .

Additional authors not listed due to Barnes & Noble limitations: Michelle DeVries, Lisa Gorski, Carole Hallam, Steve Hill, Linda J. Kelly, Tricia Kleidon, Nicholas Mifflin, Stephen Rowley, Evan Alexandrou, Amanda J. Ullman, Valya Weston.

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