Towards a global paediatric vascular access registry

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In order to provide the best possible care for the children we treat we need to look at what we do well and what could be done better.

As paediatric clinicians we work with vascular access devices daily. But if you’re anything like me tracking down device data for a patient, especially discharged patients can be an onerous process.  Or have you ever wondered whether that new dressing your unit introduced for peripheral lines, helped secure the line for longer? Well we may have found an answer to these day to day clinical conundrums. We want to create an open access, global paediatric vascular access registry. BUT, we need your help to make this dream come to fruition.  In short, a vascular access registry would provide a data management platform for clinicians and hospitals to routinely collect, monitor and analyse vascular access related information.

The first step in this process is determining what vascular access data is already being collected and what additional information we could collect. This is where you can help! If you know of a clinical registry that collects vascular access data (e.g. CLABSI rate) please contact us and let us know (j.schults@griffith.edu.au).  We will use the information you provide to help inform the ‘data spine’ of the registry!

 

Come along to the vascular access masterclass at www.dftb18.com to level up your CVAD game.

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