Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching And Research

AVATAR:

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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ICPIC 2019 International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control
10-13 September 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

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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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I-DECIDED® Assessment and Decision Tool

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 12 April 2019
Up to 70% of acute care hospital patients need a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) for fluids or medicines....
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RT @GriffithNursing: An electron microscope image of the skin after an injection 💉. @AVATAR_grp @Claire_AVATAR https://t.co/gMGpv97oTm
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