During the early stages of his career as an Emergency Medical Technician, Max Holder discovered a passion for vascular access and infusion therapy. Now a registered nurse with 25 years of experience in clinical, education and administrative roles, Max is dedicated to promoting evidence-based standards of practice and has served two terms on the national board of directors for an infusion therapy professional society.
After receiving the opportunity to jump start a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) team, Max took on the role of PICC program manager for an aftermarket diagnostic company. There, he developed the framework for providing vascular access services to long-term care organizations in the southwest region of the U.S.
Currently, Max works as an IV services nurse manager at a teaching hospital in Texas, where he's redesigned the vascular access team to ensure that safe vascular access device placement and care is provided. He's also active in the development of their Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) eradication program.
Holder, MR, Stutzman, SE, Olson, DM. Impact of Ultrasound on Short Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Placement on Vein Thrombosis Risk. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2017; 40(3): 176-182. View abstract.