Presented at the 3rd World Congress of Vascular Access 2014, Berlin - 3M Satellite Symposium “Reducing complications in vascular access: Improve patient care – Reduce cost” moderated by Gloria Ortiz-Miluy, RN.
In the first of two presentations Professor Stijn Blot will discuss the costs associated with catheter-related bloodstream infections and how this economic burden calls for cost-effective prevention strategies. The elements of such strategies will be presented. Based on nineteen years of experience with peripheral vascular access Andrew Jackson, RN, will discuss how simple solutions to problems such as infusion phlebitis, infiltration and dislodgment offer significant improvement in patient care and cost reduction.
Prevention of Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSIs): what are the hidden costs?
Prof. Dr. Stijn Blot
Ghent University, Belgium
Better IV line securement reduces cost and complications
Andrew Jackson, RN
The Rotherham Hospital, England
The following symposium took place at the 2nd International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control in June, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.
You can now watch the symposium "Infection Prevention Strategies and the Economic Imperative" which has a focus on catheter related blood stream infections by Mark R. Rupp and Stijin Blot.