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Now more than ever, hospitals are experiencing extreme fluctuations in their patient populations and in factors impacting care delivery. Through all of these shifts, hospitals cannot lose sight of their foundational practices, such as blood collection. Although seemingly routine, collecting blood samples safely, efficiently, and in a nearly pain-free experience can make all of the difference for your facilities’ patient experience scores, hospital acquired infection metrics, and holistic clinician operations efficiency.

See how Joy Selchow, MSN, RN, CRNI, Nurse Director of IV Therapy at Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center, has worked to implement standardized advanced vascular access protocols across Virginia Mason to enhance clinical quality outcomes while keeping patients and staff safe, healthy and protected in a continuously changing environment.


Nursing Director
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Joy Selchow, MSN, RN, CRNI, is currently a nursing director at Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center. Her prior role at Virginia Mason was as Vascular Access and IV Therapy Nurse Manager, and previously, she was part of the IV team at Northwest Hospital. Joy earned a Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership from the Western Governors University, as well as her Bachelor’s of Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She is an active member of both the Seattle Nursing Research Consortium and the Puget Sound Infusion Nursing Society.

Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Co-founder
Velano Vascular, Inc.

Pitou Devgon, MD is a physician entrepreneur, co-founder and Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer of Velano Vascular and the inventor of Velano Vascular’s patented vascular device technology. In addition to his prior staff physician appointment in the Medical ICU at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center Pitou regularly guest lectures at UPenn and the Wharton School on topics of healthcare entrepreneurship & innovation. Pitou holds a BA in biological psychology from the College of William & Mary, an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.