The Vascular Access Specialty Team (VAST) at Hartford Hospital has and continues to expand its services resulting in less waste, variability and better patient outcomes. They have accomplished this using data that is continually captured and presented to the hospitals administrators. Being a Lean hospital, the VAST is using these principles when initiating interventions that have resulted in: cost savings; increase in patient satisfaction; increase in bedside RN satisfaction; increase in billable services; reduction in PIVC complications. In 2019, Lee and his team completed a study that integrated best in class medical devices with evidenced-based practice with each PIVC insertion. This bundle is trademarked as the PIV5Rights. The success of this study was the beginning of their growth as it demonstrated that a skilled clinician placing PIVCs achieves better outcomes than the generalist model. Results of this study will be discussed along with other initiatives this VAST is doing to assure they produce value that is palpable to the hospital and their patients.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available. This course offers 1.0 content hour which will be awarded after completion of post course assessment and/or survey.
Original Air Date: April 15 2021 2:00 PM EDT
Length: 1 Hour