Poster Details

Poster Submitter: Melissa Arangoa Miller, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, AOCNS

Department: Center for Clinical Professional Practice

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Role: Nurse

Project Lead: Victoria Frazier-Warmack, DNP, MSN, RN, OCN / IV Therapy- Hyde Park

Project Collaborators:

  • Kathrene Castelo, RN, MSN, OCN / Nurse
  • Nicholas Kimble, RN, BSN / Staff (non-nurse)
  • Shereea Seals, RN, MSN / Nurse
  • Bianca Solorio, BSN, RN, OCN / Nurse

Departments Included in Project: Ambulatory Services, Nursing, Other, Hematology Oncology, IV Therapy, Information Technology

Project Classification: Safety, Effectiveness, Patient Centeredness

Does the work incorporate equity?

This project incorporates equity because we were screening all patients that required PIV placement. This does not impose a bias toward gender, race, sexuality, etc. In addition this scale was developed specifically for the adult patient, which is the population that is seen in IV Therapy. It is a wholistic, standardized approach to care to ensure that all patients are individually assessed to determine if they might need central line placement. This has become an established routine workflow to support equitable care.

Does this work address any of the UChicago Medicine quality priorities as listed on the Clinical Excellence Scorecard?

Ambulatory Access to Care

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