2012 NHIA Annual Conference & Exposition

Concurrent Sessions—Nursing Workshop


Nursing Workshop


Thursday, April 26

nursing21-F. crni Vascular Access Device (VAD) Outcomes: Capturing, Reporting and Acting on Your Results


  • Examine the history of VAD complication measurement, reporting and use of results to standardize care and improve outcomes in the inpatient setting.
  • Understand the value that common definitions and industry-wide outcome reporting could bring to VAD care of home-based patients.
  • Analyze a wide range of VAD outcomes collection tools, from paper-based to point-of-care electronic data capture—and realize how data produced from each can be standardized to compare results across multiple providers.

Faculty: Debbie Cain, RN, CRNI®, Vice President, Home Parenteral Healthcare Services, Cox Health, Springfield, MO; Melissa Leone, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing Operations, Coram, an Apria Healthcare Company, Hamden, CT; Debra Moll, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Services, Community Surgical, Jackson, NJ; Kevin L. Ross, RN, BSN, Nursing Consultant, Bartonville, TX; and Felicia Schaps, RN, CRNI®, OCN, NSC, CQA/Clinical Resource Nurse, HomeChoice Partners, Inc. - A DaVita Company, Annandale, VA

nursing25-G. crni VAD Guidelines for Home Infusion: Creating a Resource to Address Our Unique Site of Care for Pediatric Patients


  • Discover the key differences between pediatric vascular access device (VAD) care in the home versus the acute care setting.
  • Explore the development of a guideline for VAD care and maintenance in the home that addresses the needs of a pediatric patient at each developmental stage.
  • Acquire valuable insights into the specialized care of pediatric VADs in the home setting—including dressing changes, securement, flushing and needleless device considerations.

Faculty: Darcy Doellman, RN, BSN, CRNI®, VA-BC, Team Leader, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

nursing29-H. crni Tales from the Road—Riding Shotgun with a Home Infusion Nurse!


  • Comprehend the evolution of patient care in the home infusion environment via case study examples—reflecting on the critical thinking necessary to provide safe and appropriate home infusion services.
  • List the key considerations for transitioning complex, high-acuity infusion therapy patients from acute care to the home setting.
  • Discuss three strategies for overcoming challenges through the utilization of community resources, effective coordination of multi-disciplinary teams and patients' families and maintaining a staff support network.

Faculty: Debra Moll, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Services, Community Surgical, Toms River, NJ and Susan Poole, BSN, MS, CRNI®, CIC, CNSN, Principal, Southwest Horizon Healthcare Consulting, Peoria, AZ