Four Secrets of Implementing a Successful Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Programme with Nurse Leadership

September 08, 2017

Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality
Judy Padula, MSN, RN and Matthew Ostroff, ARNP

With hospitals continuing to be measured on patient safety related criteria such as number of central-line associated blood stream infections, it is important for hospital leadership to be ready to implement programmes with nurse lead ultrasound-guided vascular access teams. Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson, NJ, Judy Padula, MSN, RN and Matthew Ostroff, ARNP, Vascular Access Specialist, share their experiences implementing a system-wide ultrasound guided vascular access programme offering the 4 secrets to its success – with success being increased patient satisfaction and cost savings.