Making Vascular Access Complications History

Vascular access device insertion can be difficult and painful. And after insertion, 25% to 50% fail due to infection, blockage, dislodgement or vessel damage. Our goal is to make vascular access complications history.

AVATAR undertakes committed scientific work to improve health services and patient outcomes, to rigorously and independently test products and practices, and to promote local and global networks.

We strive to eliminate ineffective practices and replace them with innovative solutions, providing patients with a better healthcare experience and saving global healthcare providers hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Events Coming Up

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Infusion Nurses Society Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2023

Boston, MA, USA, 1-4 April 2023

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AVA 2023 Scientific Meeting

Portland, OR, USA, 14-17 October 2023

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WoCoVA 2024

Prague, Czech Republic, 17-19 April 2024

Latest News

21 March 2023
Taking Blood Samples from a PIVC: Yes or No?
We are often asked if it's okay to take blood samples from a peripheral intravenous catheter (aka PIVC, cannula)....
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