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8th Annual Education Day

  • 04/21/2017
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hilton Sacramento Arden West


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  • $10 discount. Email NORVAN for registration code.
  • Last chance.
  • 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 
    8th Annual Education Day.


Friday April 21st, 2017

Hilton Sacramento Arden West

Under the Light - NIR

Gregory J Schears, MD

    1.       Describe how NIR imaging systems can be used as a screening tool for vascular pre-assessment.
    2.       Assess vasculature with NIR identifying valves, bifurcations.
    3.       Distinguish good vs. poor vascular access targets

Arterial Infection Prevention

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


  1.  Review literature comparing infection rates with peripheral arterial and central venous catheters.
  2.    Describe recommendations for peripheral arterial catheters with special emphasis on catheter-related infection.
  3.  Discuss strategies for reducing risks associated with peripheral arterial catheters in clinical practice.

Vascular Assessment: Are you doing your due diligence

Rebecca Brestel, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC


  • 7.       Review the 2016 INS Standards of Care in alignment to vascular access procedures and outcomes.
  • 8.       Recognize the importance of quality programs in assessing and implementing evidence based practices to vascular access.
  • 9.       Discuss the challenges of vascular access to capture measurable outcomes in the delivery of quality care.

The Changing Healthcare Landscape: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

  Renee’ Odehnal, MS, BSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC


  • 10.     Describe how the ACA has impacted HAI prevention strategies.
  • 11.     Identify the best study design to appraise product effectiveness in HAI prevention.
  • 12.     Discuss how to evaluate product labeling, written claims and verbal clams.
  • 13.     Describe the changing healthcare landscape, history and HAI impact.

Midline Catheters: Are they safe?

  Marcia Ryder, PhD, MS, RN


  • 14.     Examine the evidence supporting the midline catheter as a safe alternative vascular access device.
  • 15.     Outline the determining factors in the device selection process for appropriate use of the midline catheter.
  • 16.     Consider the pathophysiological effects of drug and solution composition on venous pathology.

Early Bird Registration, by March 24th, 2017

NORVAN Member: $100

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

CVAN/BAVAN Members receive a $15 discount.

RN Student: $60

Regular registration,  March 25th - April 10th, 2017

NORVAN Members $125

Non-Members $165

Late registration,  April 11th-19th 2017

ALL  $175

Deadline to register:  April 19, 2017

No refunds after:  April 19th , 2017

Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments included.


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For hotel reservations, contact Hilton Arden West


Use group code NVN

Room rates for conference attendees: 

Thursday April 20th: $139

Please book your rooms by March 31st

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