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27 August 2018 ICT Michelle DeVries is a member of the speaker's bureau for Access Scientific, Becton Dickinson, Eloquest and Ethicon. She is a director at large with the Vascular Access Certification Corporation, an adjunct research fellow with the Alliance for Vascular Access and Teaching and Research (Griffith University, Health Institute Queensland) and the senior infection control officer at Methodist Hospitals in Gary Ind. References: Alexandrou E, Ray-Barruel G, Carr PJ, Frost SA, Inwood S, Higgins N, et al. (2018). Use of Short Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes Worldwide. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 13(5). doi:10.12788/jhm.3039 Davis J. (2014). Peripheral Vascular Catheter-Related Infection: Dwelling on Dwell Time. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, 11(1), 30-35. Gorski LHL, Hagle ME, McGoldrick M, Orr M, Doellman D. (2016). Infusion therapy standards of practice. J Infus Nurs, 39 (suppl 1), S1-S159. Kovacs CS, Fatica C, Butler R, Gordon SM and Fraser TG. (2016). Hospital-acquired Staphylococcus aureus primary bloodstream infection: A comparison of events that do and do not meet the central line-associated bloodstream infection definition. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(11), 1252-1255. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2016.03.038 Marschall J, Mermel LA, Fakih M, Hadaway L, Kallen A, O'Grady NP, et al. (2014). Strategies to Prevent Central Line- Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 35(S2), S89-S107. doi:10.1017/s0899823x00193870 Mermel LA. (2017). Short-term Peripheral Venous Catheter- Related Bloodstream Infections: A Systematic Review. Clin Infect Dis. 65(10), 1757-1762. doi:10.1093/cid/cix562 Mushtaq A, Navalkele B, Kaur M, Krishna A, Saleem A, Rana N, et al. (2018). Comparison of complications in midlines versus central venous catheters: Are midlines safer than central venous lines? Am J Infect Control. doi:10.1016/j. ajic.2018.01.006 SITE ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT # OF DEVICES % OF TOTAL WDL 0 #DIV/0! RED 0 #DIV/0! SWOLLEN 0 #DIV/0! NO BLOOD RETURN 0 #DIV/0! DRAINAGE 0 #DIV/0! LEAKING 0 #DIV/0! PAIN 0 #DIV/0! PUS 0 #DIV/0! INFILTRATED 0 #DIV/0! CLOTTED 0 #DIV/0! TOTAL 0 NEEDLESS ACCESS CAPPED YES OR NO # OF DEVICES % OF TOTAL YES 0 #DIV/0! NO 0 #DIV/0! TOTAL 0 TUBING DATE APPROPRIATLEY YES OR NO # OF DEVICES % OF TOTAL YES 0 #DIV/0! NO 0 #DIV/0! TOTAL 0 INTERVENTION INTERVENTION # OF DEVICES % OF TOTAL NO INTERVENTION 0 #DIV/0! DRESSING CHANGED 0 #DIV/0! IV REMOVED - MD CONTACTED 0 #DIV/0! BEDSIDE RN NOTIFIED 0 #DIV/0! TOTAL 0 DRESSING INTEGRITY BIOPATCH PLACED APPROPRIATELY SITE ASSESSMENT TUBING DATED APPROPRIATELY INTERVENTION COMMENTS (VASCULAR ACCESS) DRESSING INTEGRITY STATUS # OF DEVICES % OF TOTAL INTACT 0 0% NONINTACT 0 0% REINFORCED / LIFTED 0 0% TOTAL 0 BIOPATCH PLACED APPROPRIATELY YES OR NO # OF DEVICES % OF TOTAL PLACED APPROPRIATELY 0 0% NO 0 0% TOTAL 0 Tere is much remaining work to be done to feel as that we have done everything possible to make vascular access as safe as possible for all patients. Ò Table B

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