How To Implement a Respiratory Driven Vascular Access Program

 Published: March 11, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer


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As part of the Big Ideas Theater 2019, Stacey Cutts, BS, RRT, VA-BC, discusses her journey in starting a Respiratory Driven Vascular Access Program at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, along with the importance of these programs.

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Cutts explains how she used a model, which she had seen work in a facility in Arizona and after moving to Dallas, TX. decided to implement this model at UT Southwestern. The program is now three years old and has been very successful. Cutts discusses how she used AARC position statements and other resources to convince C-Suite to implement the idea and gives advice to other respiratory therapists who would like to implement this program at their own facility.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speaker and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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