Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching And Research


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.

Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research

Events Coming Up

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AVA 2019 Association for Vascular Access Annual Scientific Meeting
4-7 October 2019
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV, USA

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World Congress of Intensive Care
11-18 October 2019
Melbourne, Australia

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Latest News

Could an evidence-based securement bundle help reduce peripheral intravenous catheter failure?

Posted on 12 June 2019
PhD candidate, Amanda Corley, is investigating the concept of an evidence-based securement bundle as a means of ad...
Posted in: vascular access devices IV management infection prevention AVATAR group   0 Comments
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