Nancy Moureau, PhD, RN, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC

Articles

Ultrasound Transducer Disinfection: Better Guidelines/Recommendations Needed

September 01, 2022

With the CDC, FDA, and Joint Commission all using different guidelines and recommendations for the types of disinfection acceptable for various ultrasound transducers, clinicians should follow manufacturers’ instructions, but a more unified answer is needed.

Ultrasound Transducers: Avoiding Gel Contamination and Using Proper Level Disinfection

August 31, 2022

Having complete IV start kits or central line insertion kits to reduce gel type variability and, thus gel contamination and following AIUM and INS disinfection recommendations are 2 ways to prevent health care-acquired infections.

Value and Evidence for Vascular Access Specialist Teams

August 26, 2022

The purpose and function of a vascular access specialist team or trained individual may include the initial assessment and insertion and management of peripheral intravenous catheters, midlines, peripherally inserted central catheters, arterial catheters, and external and/or internal jugular, femoral, and subclavian catheters.