INS 2017

Partner Presentations

Simulation Labs

Sunday, May 7
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Targeting Vein Preservation and Optimal Site Choice with Technology
Sponsored by B. Braun Medical, Inc.

Gregory J. Schears, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic

Current practice places patients at risk of a failed peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter due to lack of preaccess planning and failure to identify optimal access sites. This leads to multiple venipunctures resulting in unnecessary pain and suffering and significant patient dissatisfaction. By failing to provide preaccess assessment and continuing to repeat the same old errors, we are creating more difficult venous access patients. Beyond basic vein finding, near infrared (NIR) vein imaging systems are a valuable tool for vein assessment prior to peripheral IV catheter placement to identify obstacles and find optimal access sites. This session explores the numerous aspects of NIR vein imaging device use and provides a simulation opportunity.

Monday, May 8
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Teleflex – Vascular Access Procedural Cadaver Lab
SC: 316
2 CRNI® recertification units will be offered for this lab.
Sponsored by Teleflex
Room 200 AB

The procedural lab program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for the vascular access nurse to gain a deeper understanding of vascular device options and procedures, through interactions with cadaveric specimens, simulation, ultrasound technology, and didactic review. Skills stations provide the opportunity to review and practice numerous vascular-related procedures, including central venous catheter insertion, tunneling of implanted ports, insertion and use of intraosseous access, cadaveric anatomical vascular review, and live model ultrasound assessments.

Click here to register for the Teleflex Procedural Cadaver Lab at INS 2017.
Exhibitor Theaters

Saturday, May 6
12:40 -1:30 pm
Transforming Peripheral Vascular Access
Sponsored by B. Braun Medical, Inc.
Gregory J. Schears, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic

In this era of health care quality metrics, reducing peripheral IV catheter (PIVC) complications remains elusive. Staff nurses are successful placing a PIVC on the first stick only 44% to 66% of the time, subjecting patients to multiple venipunctures until access is obtained. Beyond placement, overall catheter failure rates lie between 35% and 50%. Current practice places patients at risk of failed PIVCs due to a lack of preaccess planning, suboptimal insertion site choice, lack of attention to catheter-to-vein ratio, inadequate knowledge of the relationship of the catheter to the intraluminal venous environment, and unnecessary movement of the catheter tip with normal activities. Today, technologies to address these important issues are available to the clinician. This session will address preaccess assessment, optimal access site choice, catheter movement reduction, and several other important issues. Incorporating these concepts into best practice should lead to a significant reduction in PIVC complications and improvement in quality metrics associated with PIVC use and care.

Sunday, May 7
10:40 - 11:30 am

IG Therapy: Information You Need to Empower Your Patients
Sponsored by Grifols
Laura Smith, RN, IgCN

Do you administer intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) or want to expand your knowledge about IVIG? Come learn about the disease states treated with IVIG and how to optimize treatment for your patients. This program will provide an overview of IVIG use in selected disease states, and increase your understanding of product considerations that impact treatment. Understanding your role before, during, and after IVIG infusions will provide you with the information you need to help empower your patients.

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Understanding SCIG Options For Primary Immunodeficiency
Sponsored by Shire
Jean Schumer, BSN, RN, IgCN
Shire, Senior Clinical Educator

This complimentary educational presentation explores Shire’s latest subcutaneous immunoglobulin option for treating primary immunodeficiency. Led by Jean Schumer, a Shire clinical nurse educator, the symposium will focus on clinical study data, dosing, patient considerations, and customizing administration to meet individual patient needs. This is a non-CME event.