Professionals at HaysMed Earn Vascular Access Certification
Hays, Kansas – Lea Staab, RN and Heidi Gohl, RN, both nurses in Special Nursing Services at HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, have recently earned the credential of Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) after successfully completing the rigorous Vascular Access exam developed and administered by the Vascular Access Certification Corporation.
Certification is a voluntary process by which a nongovernmental agency formally recognizes specialized knowledge, skills, and experience in a designated area. Certification establishes minimum competency standards in the specialty and offers recognition for those who have met the standards. A primary purpose of certification is the protection of the public through a means of measurement of current skills and knowledge through a standardized comprehensive examination.
The Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the validation, through certification, of a specialized body of knowledge for all professionals working in the field of vascular access. The certification through VACC is multidisciplinary in scope and includes the broad range of health care professionals and clinicians actively engaged in the practice of vascular access.