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Jona V H Caparas MSN, RN, VA-BC

Jona V Caparas has over 30 years of nursing experience, 25 of these are on infusion therapy in various setting, as well as radiology, oncology/bone marrow transplants, orthopedics and pediatrics. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing-Executive Leadership and Health Care Management at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Central Luzon Doctors’ Hospital- Educ. Inst., Philippines, earning both the Highest in Academic and Florence Nightingale Awards. She is also Vascular Access Consultant, and a national lecturer on vascular access catheters and product development including hands on training on vascular access devices placement and care and maintenance and teaches IV Therapy Insertion Class on her spare time. She also implemented the first Rapid Response Team in Long Term Care Facility. She is a member of HAI committees and recommends evidence -base practice on preventing and reducing Infections and facilitates continuing education and point prevalence. She is an active member of Infusion Nursing Society, Association of Vascular Access, New York State Nurses Association, Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International and Board of Director of Philippine Nurses Association -NY, Inc. Jona is the founder and President of the Association for Vascular Access New York Metro Network (AVANY). She just recently joined the College of Westchester as an adjunct Professor teaching Allied Health/Managed Care

Publications and Presentations:

Published: Randomized trial Comparison of accelerated Seldinger technique and modified Seldinger technique for peripherally inserted central catheters IV Team, (April 2014, Infusion Nursing Society NewsLine, September 2014, Safe administration of vancomycin through a novel midline catheter: a randomized, prospective clinical trial, The Journal of Vascular Access April 2014, (July-August) and Vol. 15,” Midline administration of Long-Term Intravenous vancomycin”September/October 2016 issue of INS’ Journal of Infusion Nursing. Vascular.“Vancomycin Administration Through a Novel Midline Catheter: Summary of a 5-Year, 1086- Patient Experience in an Urban Community Hospital”, The Journal of Vascular Access, March 2017 and Vol.22

PRESENTATION:

Poster: “Reduction in central line utilization due to an ultrasound-guided, extended-dwell IV Catheter” Location: National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in Boston, MA, May 21-25, 2018.

“Vancomycin Administration Through a Novel Midline Catheter: Summary of a 5-Year, 1086-  Patient Experience in an Urban Community Hospital” Location: Infusion Nursing Society Grand Rounds 2017

“Midline Quick Kit or Maximum Barrier Kit? Does It Make a Difference in Insertion Infection Rate Location: Association for Vascular Access Scientific Meeting 2016

Poster: Maximal Sterile Barrier vs. Partial-Body Drape for Midline Insertion Location: Association for Vascular Access Scientific Meeting 2016

Poster presentation: Midline administration of long-term intravenous vancomycin Location: Infusion Nursing Society Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition May 2016

‘What Happens When You Lose the IV Team” Location: Association for Vascular Access Scientific Meeting 2015

“Evidence-Based Science: Management of Central Catheters”   Location:  Philippine Nurses Association-NY Inc.2015

“Safe administration of vancomycin through a novel midline catheter: a randomized, Prospective clinical trial” 2014 Location: Association for Vascular Access and local chapters

Poster Presentation: “The Advantages of Midlines Catheters” Location: Infusion Nursing Society 2013

“Advantages of POWERWAND Midlines” and Vascular Access Educational presentation, Care and Management of PICCs and Vascular Access devices Location: Infusion Nursing Society local chapters and local hospitals

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