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Lecture Overview

A serious, preventable complication associated with vascular access is infection. For instance, Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) are hospital-acquired infections that can lead to sepsis. This session reviews the key considerations that relate to the safe management of vascular access devices, with a focus on the prevention of CLABSI.


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Gillian Ray-Barruel Visit

Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel is a leading nursing and ICU researcher who coordinated the OMG Study, which recruited more than 40,000 patients with peripheral intravenous catheters globally. Gillian has extensive experience in vascular access devices research, critical care nursing, patient assessment, project management, medical writing and editing, and clinical trials coordination. Gillian is fully funded by a highly competitive Griffith University post-doctoral fellowship to improve assessment and action by bedside clinicians regarding the prevention of IV complications.


41 Total Rating(s)
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Dianne Chand
13 Aug 2019

Good information. Clearly spoken.

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Sum Chee Ho
26 May 2019

Informative session

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Elizabeth Claire Huppatz
19 May 2019

Clear and precise

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Catherine Birmingham
12 May 2019

Interesting and informative

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Jane Toth
12 May 2019

Very clear and to the point.

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Edsel Montes
24 Apr 2019


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Darren Matthew O'Hehir
08 Apr 2019

A great resource will recommend to others thanks

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Frances Collins
07 Apr 2019

Very interesting and and the focus being on infections being spread by bad clinical practice.

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Bethany Stacey
02 Apr 2019

Straight to the point. A good reminder.

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Letitia Dodman
24 Mar 2019

Excellent overview of central line access and the prevention of infection.