VENOUS NEEDLE DISLODGEMENT – A SAFETY PROBLEM
It all started 2008 when EDTNA/ERCA identified the gap of knowledge about VND -Venous Needle Dislodgement
And the question was – how and what can we do to increase the awareness about VND and the consequences if nobody acts?
10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF COLLABORATION!
The Core of the Association is to develop Educational materials and organize educational events like this Conference and several Seminars along Europe with the aim of providing tools and knowledge to HealthCare professionals as well as our Patients. To be able to work according to this Mission, it is of great importance to build up long-term relationship with our Partners and the Collaboration between EDTNA/ERCA and Redsense Medical is an evidence of this. It creates a continuity and consistency which results in relevant and up-to-date information and material.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EDUCATIONAL TOOL ARE.
- To increase healthcare professionals’ awareness of Minimizing the risk of VND
- To provide an educational tool which include Patient Education
- To implement this knowledge into practice and to improve patient quality of life
- To encourage Teamwork among Nurse, Patient and Carer
- To highlight the 12 steps which are extremely important
- To have easy access to the information
According to the European Renal Care Providers Association, at the end of 2016 about 2.65 million patients received haemodialysis (HD) worldwide. In the EU, last year 329,000 patients received 49.8 million HD treatments.
Vascular access complications are a major cause of morbidity, leading to a high percentage of hospitalisation and in some cases even death.
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ALL patients on HD are exposed to VND - a potentially life-threatening complication during treatment.
Currently the usual HD blood flow rate is ≥350ml/min.
A dislodged needle can cause SEVERE BLOOD LOSS within a few minutes!
Hurst J. Venous Needle Dislodgement-A Universal Concern. European Nephrology, 2011;5(2):148–51.
Axley B, Speranza-Reid J, Williams H. Venous Needle Dislodgement in Patients on Hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 2012; 39(6):435-445.