Protecting Your Patient and Vascular Access Devices from “Sticky Situations
Presented by: Matthew Ostroff, MSN, APN, VABC
Vascular Access Coordinator and Lead Clinician at St Joseph’s Health in Paterson NJ
Matthew Ostroff is an advanced practice nurse working as the vascular access coordinator and lead clinician for the award winning hybrid ultrasound guided bedside vascular access program at St. Joseph’s Health specializing in pediatrics and adults. After earning the “Outstanding Graduate Award” from Drexel University in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track Matthew advanced his scope of practice working under the Chairman of Surgery. Matthew has had the privilege of sharing his vision for vascular access speaking throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America with an emphasis on critical thinking with complicated cases to advance our specialty as evidenced by his work and publications on the use of the femoral vein in the mid-thigh and subcutaneous tunneling.
1. Review today's patients and their vascular access challenges.
2. Define the components and characteristics of tissue adhesives.
3. Describe the purposes of tissue adhesives when used with VAD’s through case studies ranging from the NICU to the ICU from peripheral to central.
4. Analyze the financial benefits of the vascular access specialist having a complete tool kit.
5. Discuss the future possibilities of adhesives in Vascular Access.
Step inside of the exciting hybrid vascular access program at St Joseph’s Health and experience the challenging cases that clinicians are facing throughout the country. Our challenges range from patients less than 1kg, to those that are morbidly obese, from patients with impaired skin integrity, to catheter removal and replacements. Our main concern is stabilization and hemostasis with visualization of the insertion site. Join me as I take you inside the manufacturing plant of a new skin adhesive product, examine the literature and data, and discuss simple and complex case studies from the NICU to the ICU.
Adhezion Biomedical proudly supports the following clinical education program designed to raise awareness around vascular access complications and the value of tissue adhesive to reduce the risks.