A workshop entitled ‘Achieving optimal vascular access: thinking outside the central line-CLABSI box‘ will be offered free to participants registered for the ANZICS/ACCCN ASM at the Gold Coast in October. To be held on Wednesday, 11 October, the workshop will be presented by AVATAR in collaboration with the Intensive Care Foundation and sponsorship will support the Foundation’s research grant program.
When treating a critically ill patient, an important goal is to secure and maintain vascular access. For many years, central lines have been the cornerstone of vascular access therapy in intensive care. Significant headway has been made in eliminating central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). In relation to contemporary research and emerging technologies, however, central lines and CLABSI present a limited perspective. This workshop will challenge participants to critically examine how they make clinical decisions regarding vascular access care across the lifespan.