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“Preventing Bloodstream Infections in the Vascular Access Patient: Addressing Intraluminal and Extraluminal VAD Contamination”

HMP Global and 3M Health Care*, Medical Solutions Division present…“Preventing Bloodstream Infections in the Vascular Access Patient: Addressing Intraluminal and Extraluminal VAD Contamination”

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify various sources of contamination that increase risks leading to catheter bloodstream infection
  • Explore clinical challenges associated with VAD maintenance that can impact outcomes
  • Review the recommended guidelines, practices and evidence-based interventions for VAD maintenance to aid with the reduction of BSI risk
  • Identify strategies for prevention of VA related bloodstream infection in patients


Max Holder, MSN, RN, CRNI, NE-BC, VA, BC  |  Baylor University Medical Center  |  Dallas, Texas

Karen Laforet, RN, MCLSC, CCHN(C), VA-BC, CVAA(C)  |  Senior Clinical Consultant  |  LK Professional Consulting Group  |  London, Ontario Canada

Target Audience:  This activity is designed for vascular access nurses, infection preventionists and any
other healthcare professional involved in the prevention of blood stream infections.

Continuing Education:  In support of improving patient care, HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Note: This statement is not an indication of approved credits. Please visit the accreditation page for full accreditation details, including credit types and totals,
for this activity. PODIATRY: HMP Education is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. HMP Education has approved this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 continuing education contact hours.

This on-demand webcast is available as a synchronized video with slides. To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit. There is no fee associated with this activity.

Release Date: March 31, 2023
Expiration Date: November 30, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour

Questions?: For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

* NOTE: This is a contracted supplier and/or industry-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.




May 5, 2023