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7th Annual Education Day

  • 04/29/2016
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hilton Sacramento Arden West


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  • $10 discount. Email NORVAN for registration code.
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  • This level is for student nurses. (Advanced degree programs do not qualify.) Email us for registration code, include the name of the school and semester you are attending.

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NORVAN Presents our 
7th Annual Education Day.

The Course Awakens... 
Becoming Jedi in Vascular Access

Friday April 29, 2016

Hilton Sacramento Arden West


Are Peripheral IV’s An Overlooked Source of Infection

Michelle M. DeVries, BS, MPH, CIC 


  1. Review data surrounding risks associated with PIVs.
  2. Discuss how care and maintenance of PIVs relates to the changing healthcare landscape
  3. Identify strategies to lessen risks associated with PIV complications and sequelae


Creativity and Innovation in Vascular Access

Gail M. Egan, MS, ANP

  1. Propose strategies for attaining vascular access in complex patients
  2. Suggest interventions to manage challenging vascular access complications
  3. Discuss the practice implications of off label use of drugs and devices
Gail Egan NORVAN innovation 2016Handouts.pdf

CVADs: Reducing Patient Risk

Jamie Bowen Santolucito, RN,CRNI,VA-BC


  1. Explore and compare the association between CVAD insertion site and patient risk.
  2. Review established evidence-based practices and introduce recent innovative interventions designed to mitigate CVAD risk, including a new bundle of interventions which have shown to effectively reduce PICC-associated venous thrombosis.
  3. Explore evidence, lack of evidence and controversy surrounding select current CVAD practice guidelines.
  4. Discuss the evolving role of the vascular access specialist as an essential strategy in reducing risk and improving outcomes among patients requiring CVADs.

Making PICCs Safer--Santolucito Handouts.pdf 

Risk And Liability For Vascular Clinicians Under The ACA (Affordable Care Act)

Russ Nassof, Esq


  1. Discuss 4 pay for performance aspects of the ACA that will have a direct impact upon vascular clinicians
  2. Identify critical risk exposure points for those four pay for performance aspects under the ACA
  3. Describe several mitigation strategies which vascular clinicians should apply to minimize liability at those critical risk exposure points

PICC Complications with Angiographic studies & x-ray

Amy Bardin EdD(c) MS, RRT, VA-BC


  1. Review of early and late complications.
  2. Discuss iatrogenic misadventures.
  3. Assessment and device troubleshooting.
  4. Documentation considerations.
  5. What is acceptable?

PICC Complications with AngiographicHandouts.pdf

Early Bird Registration, by March 18, 2015

NORVAN Member: $100

Non Member: $140 (Hint: join NORVAN and save $10)

CVAN/BAVAN Members receive a $15 discount.

RN Student: $60

Regular registration,  March18 - April 18, 2015

NORVAN Members $125

Non-Members $165

Late registration,  April 19-26, 2015

ALL  $175

Deadline to register:  April 26, 2015

No refunds after:  April 26, 2015

Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments included.

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For hotel reservations, contact Hilton Arden West


Use group code NORVAN2016

Room rates for conference attendees: 

Thursday April 28th: $139

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