Rebecca Brestel, MSN RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Rebecca Brestel is currently the Western Clinical Specialist Leader for Bard Access Systems/BD. She recenty relocated to Park City, Utah from Forida. Rebecca provides over twenty fiver years in clinical experience with a background in emergency department, critical care and vascular access nursing. Prior to joining Bard Access Systems, she held the position of Clinical Director of vascular access program in a large multi hospital healthcare system. Rebecca holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Leadership & Management from George Washington University with clinical certifications in VAscular Access(VABC) and Infusion Therapy(CRNI). She is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration and will complete next year.
Matthew J. Kogut, MD, Vascular Surgeon and Interventional Radiology, UW Medicine & Puget Sound Veterans Administration
Case Studies and complications of Central Venous Access Devices
Margaret Holm, JD, RN
Toward a Culture of Respect: The Impact of Disruptive Behavior on Patient Safety
Margaret has been an RN and an attorney for over 30 years. Since June 2012, Ms. Holm has been a nursing consultant for the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. In this role she provides consultation and educational activities relating to various aspects of the Commission's nursing regulations. Ms. Holm's nursing experience includes medical/Surgical, critical care, psychiatric, discharge planning and forensic nursing. After obtaining her law degree, she practiced in the fields of professional malpractice, personal injury, health care, law and adoption. Prior to her joining the Nursing Commission, she served as a health law judge. Ms. Holm is a frequent speaker in state, national and international venues. She has served on a number of professional boards and currently serves on a board for international institutional research review. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys.
Marcia Wise, RN, VA-BC
Tissue Adhesives for Vascular Access Devices
Marcia Wise retired in 2016 from BD Medical where she served as a clinical marketing manager for 16 years. She currently is serving as a clinical educator for Adhezion Biomedical. Prior to joining BD she had an extensive background in infusion practice, both in the hospital as well as the alternative site settings. She began her nursing career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1979 where she worked on the Infusion Therapy Team, famous for being the first IV nursing team in the US to place PICC catheters. In 1982, Marcia was recruited to Utah for her expertise to help the State's largest healthcare provider develop a home care agency. In this and future home care management roles, Marcia was responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures that have become the standard of practice in that patient setting. Throughout her career, Marcia has worked to advance nursing practice. As a member of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) since 1993, and later President in 1997-98, she became a recognized champion for patient care and the nursing profession. In recognition of her significant contributions to vascular access, Marcia was awarded the Suzanne LaVere Herbst award in 2015