Preventing IV complications podcast
Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 5 July 2021
Those who know me understand how passionate I am about PIVC care! In this Osler podcast, Dr Todd Fraser and I discuss best practice of PIVC insertion and maintenance, with essential tips for infection prevention and good cannula assessment and management. If you like this podcast, I encourage you to check out the Osler website and download the free My Osler app. They have lots of excellent education podcasts and learning modules for all kinds of healthcare professionals. ...
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Free medical education website and app
Posted by Dr Todd Fraser on 3 July 2021
Are you a medical student, junior doctor, paramedic or advanced practice nurse wanting to brush up on your medical knowledge? Osler is a platform designed to support medical students and junior doctors transition to life on the wards, as well as any healthcare clinicians who strive for excellence by ensuring they are best prepared to care for their patients. Whether you're starting out as a student, or an expert in your field, whether you're a nurse, a doctor, allied health or p...
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PIVC Essentials: Three Tips for New Grads
Posted by Lizzy Ostwald on 28 June 2021
"Hi, I'm Lizzy, and I'm in my final semester of a dual bachelors of nursing and midwifery, and am fortunate to be undertaking a Winter Research program with the AVATAR group. I have decided to focus on tips for a new grad as my first topic as I am going to be a grad at the start of next year, and I believe that a lot of benefit can be gained from easy access to summarised, accurate information." Coming into the hospital setting as a graduate nurse, or 'grad...
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Vascular Access - Call for Papers!
Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 17 June 2021
The Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS) is an association of healthcare professionals founded to promote the vascular access specialty (http://avas.org.au/). 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 AV...
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Management of PIVCs - Clinical Care Standard
Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 9 June 2021
Safe and effective insertion, maintenance and removal of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters has never been easier. The new Management of PIVC Clinical Care Standard by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care provides straightforward, evidence-based guidance for clinicians. It also describes the care that patients should expect to receive if they have a PIVC inserted during a hospital stay. For further information and downloadable resources for clinicians and patient...
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New! Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard
Posted on 5 May 2021
Why we need to re-think our use of PIVCs - hear from the experts The insertion of a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) or 'cannula' is one of the most common procedures performed in hospital, yet it is associated with a range of problems and can cause significant harm if not managed properly. REGISTER NOW for the live online launch to mark the release of Australia's Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard, which will change our approach t...
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3M Health Care Academy - The 2021 INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice: Vascular Access Device Care and Management
Posted on 29 April 2021
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AVATAR Newsletter | March 2021
Posted on 17 March 2021
3M Health Care Academy - The 2021 INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice: An Introduction
Posted on 17 March 2021
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A vascular access minimum dataset
Posted by Jess Schults on 10 February 2021
Check out our recent work to develop international recommendations for VA data capture ..including standardized catheter definitions and a top 10 list for when you can't collect all the data you'd like. Quality data to monitor VA safety is rarely available at the hospital level. This makes it hard to benchmark practices within your hospital, nationally and with your international neighbors. "Perhaps the "problem" is that the current quality indicators for vascul...
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