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.... Show More
April 21, 2020 54 min

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AVA welcomes a handful of vascular access clinicians who are on the front lines fighting the virus to share how it has impacted daily life, new challenges they face and new strategies to keep patients safe. The panel includes the following individuals:
-Tonja Stevens, RN, VA-BC™ | Vascular Access Specialist in Washington, D.C. and Secretary of the 2020 AVA Board of Directors
-Regina Hines, RN, VA-BC™ and Kristi Butler, RN, VA-BC™ | Manager and member of a Vascular Access Team in Birmingham, Alabama
-Keegan Mahoney, RRT, VA-BC™ | Lead Respiratory Therapist at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona
-Connie Girgenti, RN, BSN, VA-BC™ | Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Chicago area
0:00 A word from Episode 3 sponsor and 2020 AVA Enterprise Partner Teleflex
0:40 COVID-19 Panelist Introductions
2:30 The Impact of a PPE Shortage
4:44 How COVID-19 Changes Home Life for Clinicians
9:26 Best Practice v. COVID-19 Practice
21:15 Caring for a Prone COVID-19 Patient
25:20 Another word from Episode 3 sponsor Teleflex
25:43 COVID-19 Practice: No Judge Island
34:00 How Vascular Access Specialists Can be Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic
42:36 Crystal Ball: How Would You Have Prepared Better for COVID-19?
48:03 Final Thoughts

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