ISAVE That Podcast

ISAVE That Podcast

The ISAVE That Podcast is broadcast by the Association for Vascular Access, which has been at the forefront of protecting and saving lives through best practices and patient advocacy since 1985. AVA advances research, provides professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access. The podcast serves as one of AVA's platforms for discussing research, emerging trends, patient advocacy efforts, clinical controversies and vascular access innovators.

Episodes

April 16, 2024 43 mins

In this episode of the I Save that Podcast, AVA's own Toni Sochor takes the lead in interviewing Dennis Woo "The Vascular Guy" and Ketacha Maragh "IV_Key_" two Social Media Icons in the vascular access world. As you can imagine, these two are fun, animated, smart, insightful, and offer a unique perspective of this growing field of influencers.

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In this episode of the Save that Podcast, Judy Thompson, AVA’s Director of Clinical Education, welcomes Antonia (Toni) Sochor (AVA Clinical Education Specialist), Tonya Hutchison, (AVA COO), and Michelle DeVries (AVA President). What are our hopes for the organization? Give a listen! Tonya addresses some of the burning questions (suggestions) from our scientific meeting.

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November 6, 2023 25 mins

In this episode of the ISAVE That Podcast, Judy Thompson, Director of Clinical Education and Blake Hotchkiss talk with Sandy Conn to discuss Vascular Access concerns with Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI). 
You don't want to miss the pearls of wisdom from Sandy Conn! How can you tell if the skin irritation is due to CHG or the adhesive? What are the patterns to look for? This and more will be discussed. 

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In this episode of the ISAVE That Podcast, Judy Thompson, Director of Clinical Education talks with Dr. Gregory Schears and Tonja Stevens, past AVA President to discuss the tools of the trade for improving vascular access device insertion outcomes. Better insertion practices make for better vessel health and preservation and that's exactly what this episode highlights. The Association for Vascular Access would like to give a s...

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In this episode of the ISAVE That Podcast, Judy Thompson, AVA Director of Clinical Education talks with Lori Kaczmarek MSN, RN, VA-BC about how tissue adhesive is making big waves with all types of vascular access devices. From neonates to geriatric patient populations, the use of tissue adhesive to secure and protect insertion sites is improving clinical outcomes.  The Association for Vascular Access would like to give a special t...

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This episode of the I Save That Podcast is supported by Parker Laboratories.  AVA has been in the middle of the debate regarding low, intermediate, and high-level disinfection of ultrasound probes used for vascular access procedures for a very long time. In this episode, Judy discusses a new product that just recently was awarded FDA clearance for HLD of US Probes. Judy discusses Tristel’s products ULT and Duo. ULT was just recentl...

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In the first segment AVA’s Director of Clinical Education, Judy Thompson, and Blake Hotchkiss (AVA’s Education Specialist) invite Stephanie Pitts DNP, RN, CPN, VA-BC, NEA-BC to discuss tips and tricks for delivering impactful presentations. This fun, insightful, and self-deprecating discussion highlight each of these seasoned presenters ‘top five tips, tricks, and what not to do’s.
Segment two features Judy and Jack Lau. Jack w...

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March 3, 2023 34 mins

Gary Wakeford the CEO of SonoStik and Dr. Greg Schears MD a Pediatric Intensivist and Anesthesiologist join Judy Thompson and Blake Hotchkiss to talk about the challenges of Difficult IV Access (DIVA) patients. In this episode of the ISAVE That Podcast series we explore the challenging conditions that arise when we assess our patients and troubleshoot challenges in access. We’ll explore SonoStik’s solution to the challenging vascul...

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December 20, 2022 37 mins

Welcome to our 2022 year-end podcast! In this episode Judy and Blake talk to our incoming president Tonya Heim, MHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC. Learn about her, her career, and what she hopes to accomplish as she leads our association in 2023.

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Judy talks to Matt Ostroff about his upcoming book, presenting at AVASM22, and the 2022 ANCC Magnet Prize® awarded to St. Joseph's University Medical Center.

Thank you to Nexus Medical for sponsoring this episode of iSaveThat Podcast!

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Judy talks to Dr. Mike Serle about the recent AVA Scientific meeting and discusses the CKD population.

The Association for Vascular Access would like to thank Medtronic for sponsoring this episode.

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In this episode, Judy talks to Jack LeDonne MD and Michelle DeVries. Jack shares the 4 universal challenges he sees in all facilities he visits. Michelle and Judy discuss dressing disruptions and difficult situations with adhesives. 

This Podcast is sponsored by Covalon:
Learn more about VALGuard here: https://covalon.com/clabsi
Learn more about IV Clear here: https://covalon.com/gentle 

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In this episode Lauren Langlands, a nurse starting a vascular access team in a small hospital, is joined by Lee Steere and Warren McGlauflin, both experienced VAST directors, to talk about the possibilities and sticking points of how teams evolve within different organizations. 

Key areas include the business case for growth, trialing new products, reducing complications for patients and advancing scope of practice. Where ...

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In this episode Dr. Lorelle Wuerz discusses various aspects of catheter patency and offers a sneak peek into her webinar on Sept 9th. She and Judy talk about staff shortages and the return of the New York ‘vibe’. In the second segment, Judy and Blake discuss emerging diseases and hospital onset bacteremias with epidemiologists, Michelle DeVries and DJ Shannon.

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Guests include Dr. Tom Hopkins, Tom Sutton, Cheryl Wozniak, Blake Hotchkiss and Judy Thompson.

The guests discuss the state of PIV insertion and the use of visualization technologies; chiefly Near Infrared (NIR).

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Judy is joined by Dr. Steve Bedwell, Keynote Speaker at AVA's Annual Scientific Meeting 2022. 

In  "How to Screw Up, Stress Out & Get Nothing Done!" attendees will learn:

  • Inside Out Thinking: Learn step-by-step tactics for reframing challenges and shattering blind spots.
  • The Emotion Equation: Learn how to recognize emotional triggers, unhook from frustrating situations and stay focused, optimistic and ...
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Sarah Capalla joins the podcast to discuss the implementation tissue adhesive hospital-wide. The what, why, and how of a house strategy to improve the patient experience and the cost savings in both staff time and material costs.

AVA would like to thank Adhezion Biomedical LLC for sponsoring this episode

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In this session, Judy and Blake talk to Emily Levy (Co- Founder of Mighty Well), and Emma Widmar (Mighty Well Ambassador) regarding the AVA / Mighty Well partnership and the Ultimate Guide to PICCs, created by Mighty Well for Patients and caregivers.

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Judy and Blake take a look at 2021 and review the exciting changes and developments for AVA’s educational offerings from podcasts, webinars, live streaming, and so much more. Jocelyn Hill MN, RN, CVAA(c), VA-BC shares the lessons learned as AVA President through the pandemic. Tonja Stevens BSN, RN, VA-BC shares her passion for vascular access and her vision for the upcoming term as President. These are exciting, challenging, and pr...

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In this third installment of the Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease series Judy and Blake are joined by Dr. Jennifer Stoddard, MD and Jessica Lancaster, RN to talk about this population’s health considerations and the perspectives of nephrologists and clinicians in hemodialysis practice. Dr. Michael Serle DMSc, MA, PA-C helps shape the discussion around vascular access and the fistula management practices. This at r...

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