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Nancy L. Moureau(editor)

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Nancy Moureau is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and vascular access. She began her nursing practice in 1981, received her certification as an 9ntravenous specialist since 1987 and currently serves as a professional registered nurse of the PICC/IV team at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, Ms. Moureau functions as an educational consultant, working with program development, project management, advisory boards and speakers' bureaus to share information about vascular access.

As a well-published author, Ms. Moureau is constantly involved with research and literature analysis, providing information and interpretation for individuals, manufacturers, hospitals and groups. She is a speaker and expert throughout the United States and abroad on subjects specific to PICCs, ultrasound, central lines and general vascular access. She began her PICC insertion training at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. She later studied at Gemelli Catholic Hospital in Rome, Italy, Royal Berkshire Trust Hospital in Reading, England, and Gartnavel Royal Hospital - National Health Trust in Glasgow, Scotland, for central venous catheter insertion training. Her training at these facilities included PICC, internal jugular, tunneled catheter, xillary and port insertions.

Most recently, Ms. Moureau chaired the International Consensus Forum for the World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA) Standard Minimal Requirements for Central Venous Access Devices. An adjunct associate professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, Nancy is involved with research through the One Million Global (OMG) Prevalence study and a member of the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR). She can be reached for questions at nancy@piccexcellence.com.

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Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access

This Open access book offers updated and revised information on vessel health and preservation (VHP), a model concept first published in poster form in 2008 and in JVA in 2012, which has received a great deal of attention, especially in the US, UK and Australia. The book presents a model and a new way of thinking applied to vascular access and administration of intravenous treatment, and shows how establishing and maintaining a route of access to the bloodstream is essential for patients in acute care today. Until now, little thought has been given to an intentional process to guide selection, insertion and management of vascular access devices (VADs) and by default actions are based on crisis management when a quickly selected VAD fails. The book details how VHP establishes a framework or pathway model for each step of the patient experience, intentionally guiding, improving and eliminating risk when possible. The evidence points to the fact that reducing fragmentation, establishing a pathway, and teaching the process to all stakeholders reduces complications with intravenous therapy, improves efficiency and diminishes cost. As such this book appeals to bedside nurses, physicians and other health professionals.

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