Mickey Hawes Clatterbridge Study Interview

Mickey Hawes Clatterbridge Study Interview In this 3-minute interview, Mickey Hawes, RN, DNP, CRNI, VA-BC, ACRP-CP discusses a 2023 article published in the Journal of Vascular Access, “A retrospective study of subcutaneous anchor securement systems in oncology patients”, also referred to as “The Clatterbridge Study”, and what it means for patients with a peripherally-inserted central…

Unlocking the Power of Vascular Access Teams: A Strategy to Reduce Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

Unlocking the Power of Vascular Access Teams: A Strategy to Reduce Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections The reduction and ultimate prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) is a key step to improving overall inpatient outcomes. And specially trained vascular access clinicians are key to making that reality possible. Bloodstream infections are a life-threatening challenge to the patient…

3 Questions with Cheri Gillette, RN, VA-BC, CNPI

3 Questions with Cheri Gillette, RN, VA-BC, CNPI “3 Questions With…” is a video series showcasing thought leaders in healthcare specialties like Infection Prevention and Vascular Access. These experts provide insights, evidence, and best practices in response to pressing questions in their fields. Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature 3 Questions with Cheri Gillette, RN,…

3 Questions with Molly Judge, BSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

3 Questions with Molly Judge, BSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC “3 Questions With…” is a video series showcasing thought leaders in healthcare specialties like Infection Prevention and Vascular Access. These experts provide insights, evidence, and best practices in response to pressing questions in their fields. Eloquest Healthcare is proud to feature 3 Questions with Molly Judge,…

AVA 2023 Top Ten Poster: Mastisol’s Mark on Dressing Integrity

AVA 2023 Top Ten Poster: Mastisol’s Mark on Dressing Integrity Dressing adherence took center stage at the Association of Vascular Access Annual Scientific Meeting (AVA 2023, Portland, OR; Oct. 14-17, 2023). A poster by Logan Doyle, BSN, RN, VA-BC and Christina Greene, BSN, RN, VA-BC described dramatic improvements in dressing adherence after initiation of use…

3 Questions with Kayla Jordan, BSN, RN, VA-BC

3 Questions with Kayla Jordan, BSN, RN, VA-BC, Manager, Vascular Access Services at HCA Healthcare Tristar Division “3 Questions With…” is a video series showcasing thought leaders in healthcare specialties like Infection Prevention and Vascular Access. These experts provide insights, evidence, and best practices in response to pressing questions in their fields. Eloquest Healthcare is…

Study Shows Improved LVAD Dressing Integrity for Heart Failure Patients with Gum Mastic Liquid Adhesive

Study Proves Gum Mastic Liquid Adhesive Enhances LVAD Dressing Integrity Heart failure is a growing public health issue, and for those with advanced or end-stage heart failure, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are a true technological lifeline. Alongside heart transplants, LVADs have become the standard of care for patients with advanced heart failure, serving as…

New Study Comparing Benefits of SecurAcath to Adhesive Securement Devices

New Study Comparing Benefits of SecurAcath to Adhesive Securement Devices Last month, the findings from a peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) securement study at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in England were published in the Journal of Vascular Access by authors Carol McCormick, Mickey Hawes and Gregory Gilbert. The article expanded on the data set first…

Does the Securement of Drains Matter?

Does the Securement of Drains Matter?Guest Author: M.L. Hawes, DNP, CRNI, VA-BC, ACRP-CP Consider: What is the difference between a vascular access round-tube in a vein to infuse life-saving medications or a drainage round-tube to relieve the body of excess life-ending fluids? Both round tubes need to be secured to accomplish the therapeutic goal. Drains…

Hospital Onset Bacteremia (HOB): Let’s Talk About Reporting

Hospital Onset Bacteremia (HOB): Let’s Talk About ReportingGuest Author: Michelle DeVries MPH, CIC, VA-BC, CPHQ, FAPIC For several years there has been a lot of chatter about potential future expansion of bloodstream infection surveillance to move beyond only Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and expand to include all hospital onset bacteremia (HOB). As this gets…