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Growing a Team through Lean Six Sigma Thinking: PIV Bundle
with Right Device Selection to Improve Outcomes

Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC

Chief Executive and Educational Specialist, 

PICC Excellence, Inc.


Lee Steere, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC

Assistant Manager

Hartford Hospital, CT


This presentation will provide attendees with a snapshot of the optimal team approach by applying Lean Thinking in the application of a catheter success bundle including right catheter selection. The bundle, established through a Lean Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control approach, provides a method to perform performance improvement through best practices of team management and catheter selection resulting in better outcomes for patients with vascular access. The format with this presentation will introduce the subject areas and evidence supporting the team bundle and Lean approach while opening up discussion by the audience for questions and comments on each bundle and catheter selection topic area. This dynamic format allows the attendees to gain the information needed to super charge your team and implement significant performance improvement designed to demonstrate value in dollars and cents to the chief executives and administrators in acute care.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Introduce Lean Thinking as it applies to vascular access and overcoming challenges faced by patients, clinicians and healthcare facilities.

  2. Outline the bundle and method of performance improvement with team application.

  3. Discuss the five components of the bundle including selection of the right catheter for the length needed relative to deeper veins.

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