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How do you know which vascular access device is right for your patients? Or when to consult with other healthcare professionals on the team? These are just some of the questions vascular access teams face daily when caring for their patients, and they’re not easy ones to answer.
To help these teams optimize their approach in critical care settings, Vascular Viewpoints reviews the latest guidelines, patient-centered care decisions, interdisciplinary communication strategies, and more.
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How do you know which vascular access device is right for your patients? Or when to consult with other healthcare professionals on the team? These are just some of the questions vascular access teams face daily when caring for their patients, and they’re not easy ones to answer.
To help these teams optimize their approach in critical care settings, Vascular Viewpoints reviews the latest guidelines, patient-centered care decisions, interdisciplinary communication strategies, and more.
 Content for this series is produced and controlled by ReachMD.
 Sponsored by

    Vascular Innovations in the ICU: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

    Vascular Innovations in the ICU: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Kelly Cawcutt, MD


    How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed vascular access paradigms in the intensive care unit? Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to share her story and lessons learned from the pandemic is Dr. Kelly Cawcutt, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Associate Medical Director of Infection Control and Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

    An Intraosseous Inspection: Using IO Devices for Vascular Access

    An Intraosseous Inspection: Using IO Devices for Vascular Access

    Host: Hector O. Chapa, MD

    Guest: Andrew Little, DO


    When vascular access is compromised, intraosseous access, or IO access, can help prevent fatal consequences. What do we need to know about implementing and managing this type of device? Dr. Hector Chapa is joined by Dr. Andy Little, the Associate Program Director for AdventHealth Orlando Emergency Medicine Residency, to share some insight on IO vascular access.

    Current & Emerging Tools for Pneumothorax Detection & Prevention

    Current & Emerging Tools for Pneumothorax Detection & Prevention

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Rachel Liu, BAO, MBBCh, FACEP, FAIUM


    Diagnostic tools like chest x-rays and ultrasounds have been instrumental in detecting and preventing pneumothorax, but is one approach better than another? Dr. Rachel Liu is here to answer that question and more.

    Comparing Complications: Centrally vs. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

    Comparing Complications: Centrally vs. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Paolo Balsorano, MD

    Guest: Gregory J. Schears, MD


    While peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and centrally inserted central catheters (CICCs) are commonly used to administer intravenous therapy, they can cause serious complications, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). With these risks in mind, Drs. Gregory Schears and Paolo Balsorano share the latest research on DVT and CLABSI outcomes associated with the use of PICCs and CICCs.

    Midline Catheter Failures: Exploring the Role of Infusate Properties

    Midline Catheter Failures: Exploring the Role of Infusate Properties

    Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

    Guest: Marcia Ryder, PhD MS RN


    Which drugs are peripherally compatible, which infusion timelines should be observed, and which infusate properties increase complication risks are some of the most common confusion points around catheter failure risks. To help us sort through them, Dr. Marcia Ryder joins Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss her study on risk factors for midline catheter failures.

    Overcoming the Challenges of Coordinating Acute Dialysis Care in the ICU

    Overcoming the Challenges of Coordinating Acute Dialysis Care in the ICU

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Brian Boer, MD

    Guest: Grant Fabry


    How can critical care physicians and nurses improve care coordination for acute dialysis patients in the ICU? Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to answer that and other questions are two guests from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC): Dr. Brian Boer, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy, and Grant Fabry, an ICU nurse and Clinical Instructor at UNMC’s College of Nursing.

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