Born and raised on the small island of Martha's Vineyard, Lee Steere knew from a young age that he wanted to become a nurse to give back to his community. He worked his way through nursing school at a local fish market, spending his nights as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for the local ambulance service.
After beginning his nursing career in the areas of medical-surgical and neuro-trauma ICU, Lee quickly discovered a passion for the art of inserting vascular access devices and joined his hospital's IV therapy team. Under his leadership, the hospital has achieved impressive central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) reduction numbers. Lee has spoken at several major industry meetings about his staff's infection reduction success. He is currently working on a study around IV-line placement and continues to elevate the importance of vascular access care.
Steere, L. Manuscript on management of central line occlusions. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. In press (March 2018).
Steere, L. Reduction in Central Venous Catheter Infections and Occlusions, Examining the Clinical Impact of a Pressure Activated Anti-Reflux Connector. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 2015; 20(4): 247. View abstract.