Owning vascular access devices beyond initial line insertion allows vascular access specialists to fulfill the value of their expertise and lower patient risks, such as Catheter Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI). However, dedicated team rounding and site care is not enough to prevent the loss of device dressing adherence. Even the most promptly replaced disrupted dressing still increases the risk of CLABSI, due to unintended and uncontrolled site exposure.
This presentation covers the use of a gum mastic product in vascular access site care combined with rounding and site care delivered by a dedicated team of vascular access specialists. It describes an experience spanning rationale, product trial, initial data review, and implementation across three facilities. It culminates with objective and observational data from over one year later.
Original Air Date: May 20, 2020 2:00 PM EDT
Length: 1 Hour