PhD Scholarship opportunity

Posted on 31 March 2022
Preventing adverse events during paediatric cancer treatment: A multi-site hybrid randomised controlled trial of catheter lock solutions. Project opportunity This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance. One of the first procedures a child undergoes when being treated for cancer is the insertion of a central v...
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Vascular Access Device Patency Assessment & Education

Posted on 24 February 2022
Vascular Access Device Patency Assessment & Education
Topic: Vascular Access Device: evidence versus current practice for patency assessment & education, brought to you by the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA). Patency assessment: Does your workplace use a standardised, validated tool? What do you assess – blood return, flushing, both? What are the education and competency recommendations for vascular access? Join us to discuss the evidence versus our current practice and walk through two validated assessment to...
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Central venous access devices

Posted by Lizzy Ostwald on 17 December 2021
Central venous access devices
  What type of central venous access device does my patient have? Seen in a variety of clinical settings from critical care to outpatient, central venous access devices (CVADs) are catheters that are inserted into a central or peripheral vein and extend into the superior vena cava (SVC) or cavoatrial junction (CAJ), where the SVC meets the right atrium (RA)1,2. Used for the administration of medication, fluid, blood products or nutrition and for phlebotomy sampling, there are thre...
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Australian Vascular Access Society: Become a member!

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 1 November 2021

The latest issue of Vascular Access is now available to AVAS members. Become a member today! Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS)

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Arterial Catheters: The Basics

Posted by Lizzy Ostwald on 29 October 2021
Arterial Catheters: The Basics
Every year, approximately 200,000 Australians will have an arterial catheter (AC) inserted in order for clinicians to gain a more comprehensive understanding of haemodynamic stability through ongoing blood pressure monitoring, access for phlebotomy sampling, and painless blood gas sampling1. Seen most commonly in the intensive care unit and operating theatre, these peripheral catheters are associated with significantly increased risks when compared to peripheral venous devices and as such mus...
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CNSA Vascular Access Devices: Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines: Online launch 3 November!

Posted by Kerrie Curtis on 28 October 2021
CNSA Vascular Access Devices: Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines: Online launch 3 November!
Vascular access devices are lifelines for patients with cancer for the administration of prescribed therapies and supportive care. Evidence-based management is key in the prevention of vascular access complications and premature removal. The revised Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) Vascular Access Devices: Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines detail the latest evidence and recommendations for patients with cancer with peripheral intravenous cannulas and central venous ac...
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Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT®)

Posted by Lizzy Ostwald on 26 October 2021
Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT®)
Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT®) Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT®), a framework developed by Rowley in the 1990's, focuses on the identification and prevention of microbial contamination of aseptic parts or sites during clinical procedures. ANTT® ensures aseptic parts or sites are not touched - either directly or indirectly, ensuring sterility during procedures that can cause significant patient harm if performed incorrectly1. Since its conception, ANTT® has bee...
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Umbilical Catheters

Posted by Lizzy Ostwald on 7 October 2021
Umbilical Catheters
What is an umbilical catheter? Umbilical catheterisation is a procedure performed by highly skilled neonatal clinicians shorty after birth in premature or critically unwell neonates1. The procedure allows for central venous and arterial access, enabling administration of medications and fluids, painless blood drawing, and continuous blood pressure monitoring2,3. Umbilical venous catheters are inserted through the umbilical vein and travel through the ductus venosus, through to the inferior ...
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