Vascular Access: April edition out now

Posted on 17 April 2018
VASCULAR ACCESS, April edition of the peer-reviewed multidisciplinary official journal of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS) is now available!   Table of contents Woods C, Ray-Barruel G, Marsh N, Flynn J, Larsen E, Rickard CM. Registered nurses' experiences of using four methods of peripheral intravenous catheter dressings and securement during a randomised controlled trial. A survey. Vascular Access 2018;4(1) Abstract: Background: Peripheral intrave...
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Webinar Invitation: March 9, 2018 Preventing harm for our patients: Recognising, preventing and treating medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI)

Posted on 22 February 2018
Webinar Invitation: March 9, 2018 3M Health Care Academy Webinar Series
Preventing harm for our patients: Recognising, preventing and treating medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI)
Register Everyday, patients develop skin injuries and irritations related to the application and removal of medical adhesives. Many medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) are preventable, almost all are treatable. Each are associated with significant discomfort, and someti...
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Whose line is it anyway?

Posted by Rita Nemeth on 21 February 2018
The Intensive Care Foundation and AVATAR are pleased to present our second collaborative seminar on 26 March 2018 Glass Viewing room at Queensland Cricketers' Club 411 Vulture Street, The Gabba, Woollongabba Intensive care patients are cared for by a multi-disciplinary team, each of whom have distinct and important contributions to the complex journey, taking the patient from critically ill through to discharge.
Along this journey, patients will have multiple vascular a...
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VASCULAR Study

Posted by Rita Nemeth on 21 February 2018
Assessing vascular access in Latin America.  The VASCULAR (Vascular AccesS Catheter Use in Latin AmeRica) study is a multinational cross-sectional study designed to assess and compare the prevalence of PIVC use in Latin American hospitals, to benchmark quality care practices, and to determine the proportion of complications leading to PIVC failure.

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Vascular Access: Call for Papers

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 15 December 2017
Vascular Access: Call for Papers
Vascular Access Call for Papers! Submission deadline 1 February 2018. Did you know, the Australian Vascular Access Society has its own peer-reviewed online journal, Vascular Access? http://avas.org.au/avas-journal/ The electronic journal is published twice a year in April and October, and we warmly welcome research findings, clinical papers, case studies, reports, review articles, letters and product appraisals pertaining to this specialty. Video submissions are also welcomed. Submis...
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Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS)

Posted on 15 December 2017
The Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS) is an association of healthcare professionals founded to promote the vascular access specialty. Our multidisciplinary membership strives to advance vascular access research, promotes professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with industry to develop evidence-based innovations in vascular access. The electronic journal Vascular Access is the official publication of AVAS, and provi...
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Holiday Greetings from the AVATAR Group

Posted on 15 December 2017
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018 to all AVATAR staff, students, friends and partners around the world! We take this time to thank you for your commitment to making vascular access complications history. And, we look forward to working with you in 2018 to continue to improve consumer experiences and clinical outcomes of vascular access and infusion therapy. Our congratulations to the following who will receive a certificate and support to present their vascular access findings a...
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Substantial harm associated with failure of chronic paediatric central venous access devices.

Posted by Amanda Ullman on 13 September 2017
Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Substantial harm associated with failure of chronic paediatric central venous access devices. BMJ Case Reports. 2017. Central venous access devices (CVADs) are essential to modern paediatric healthcare, however device complications and failures remain high. This case study illustrates the complex and harmful experience of a young child with CVAD dependency and failure due to 'short gut syndrome' (significant bowel resection as a result...
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