What’s a routine infusion case? Routine visits can include any and all of the following: teach and train/re-teach, vascular access device (VAD) dressing change, lab work, or a medication administration/infusion that lasts less than 1.5 hours. Effective October 1, the new paperwork must be completed for all routine infusion visits. It can be found in the Infusion Library in Zoho and here: 5.131F1 Routine Visit Progress Note. (FYI: the medication administration sheet is page 2 and this is a Fillable PDF.) Please read our new policy on routine infusion visits and the new paperwork: 5.131 Infusion Routine Visit.
Hello all – One of the most frequently heard pieces of feedback we get is “communication needs to improve.” We plan to send out small chunks of info on a frequent basis, maybe weekly. These should take no more than 30 seconds! Using the Library: Most of our forms and information are just a tap away! This video demonstrates how to access these resources in the mobile app. You can also visit cvaclinical.com from any browser.
Hello all – We’ve recently updated the VAD Selection Protocol to include a Catheter Selection Tool. Choosing a catheter that occupies no more than 33% of the vein, with at least 2.75cm of vein purchase, will help us get better outcomes. Watch the 90 second video below to see how it works! Kris
INS defines a Midline as “a catheter inserted into the upper arm via the basilic, cephalic, or brachial vein, with the internal tip located level at or near the level of the axilla and distal to the shoulder.” Here at Chesapeake Mobile, consent is required for midlines. Therefore, if the tip of your catheter, regardless of device, terminates at the axilla, consent is required. For charting purposes, ALL MST midlines are to be charted as Midlines, and both PowerGlide and AccuCath are to be charted as Extended Dwell Catheters. Of course, this is arbitrary, as so much of what we do tends
Morning all – Here is the P&P for conducting a vascular access visit: 7.100 VAT Visit Process You can access all of our P&P documents anytime at cvaclinical.com or in the mobile app under the Resources tab. Kris
This one seems to have generated some interest! The link found in 7.100 VAT Visit Process is now live, or you can go directly to 3.200 Informed Consent. Please take a look – any feedback would be appreciated. Kris
Just posted in the VAT Library which can be found on cvaclinical.com or in the app: 7.120 VAD Assessment, Care and Dressing Change 7.130 VAD Removal 7.200 Short Peripheral Catheters Please take a look at your convenience and let us know what you think. Thanks, Kris