Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nancy L. Moureau
      Pages 3-8 Open Access
    3. Evan Alexandrou
      Pages 9-22 Open Access
    4. Nancy L. Moureau, Evan Alexandrou
      Pages 23-41 Open Access
  3. Right Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Evan Alexandrou, Nicholas Mifflin, Peter J. Carr
      Pages 45-58 Open Access
    3. Peter J. Carr, Nancy L. Moureau
      Pages 59-65 Open Access
  4. Right Insertion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Steve Hill
      Pages 69-80 Open Access
    3. Steve Hill, Nancy L. Moureau
      Pages 81-105 Open Access
    4. Steve Hill
      Pages 107-115 Open Access
    5. Steve Hill, Nancy L. Moureau
      Pages 117-130 Open Access
  5. Right Infection Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Michelle DeVries
      Pages 133-145 Open Access
    3. Stephen Rowley, Simon Clare
      Pages 147-162 Open Access
    4. Michelle DeVries
      Pages 163-168 Open Access
  6. Right Pediatric Vessel Health and Preservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Amanda Ullman, Tricia Kleidon
      Pages 171-179 Open Access
    3. Tricia Kleidon, Amanda Ullman
      Pages 181-195 Open Access
    4. Tricia Kleidon, Amanda Ullman
      Pages 197-208 Open Access
    5. Amanda Ullman, Tricia Kleidon
      Pages 209-216 Open Access
  7. Right Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Carole Hallam
      Pages 235-241 Open Access
    3. Caroline Cullinane
      Pages 243-261 Open Access
  8. Right Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Lisa A. Gorski
      Pages 265-274 Open Access
    3. Linda J. Kelly
      Pages 285-292 Open Access
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 293-303

About this book


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.


Open Access Vessel health Vascular access device selection Vein assessment Ultrasound PICC peripherally inserted central catheter CVAD central venous access device Insertion Training Education Midline

Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy L. Moureau
    • 1
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityNathanAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03148-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03149-7
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