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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AVATAR Newsletter | March 2021

Posted on 17 March 2021
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A vascular access minimum dataset

Posted by Jess Schults on 10 February 2021
A vascular access minimum dataset
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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AVATAR Newsletter | December 2020

Posted by Rita Nemeth on 16 December 2020
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Call for Papers!

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 7 December 2020
Call for Papers!
Vascular Access Call for papers THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE APRIL 2021 ISSUE IS 22 JANUARY 2021 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-base...
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Confessions from a PhD student, what I wish I knew when I started

Posted by Jessica Schults on 25 November 2020
Confessions from a PhD student, what I wish I knew when I started
How do you make it through one of the most intense degrees of your life whilst juggling family, friends and work? For me it was sheer stubbornness, but we asked some trusted colleagues who have recently completed their higher degree research training or are in the midst of completing.   Reflections from Grace, Nancy and Evan   For you, Take time out to do other hobbies and completely forget about your project even for a day a week Help family understand there will b...
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Be sure to secure VADs when patient access is limited: 3M webinar now available

Posted by Nicole Marsh on 9 November 2020
Proper VAD securement saves time, money, resources, and patient veins. It also helps prevent phlebitis and bloodstream infection. This is a webinar developed by 3M and Dr Nicole Marsh to highlight many of the key considerations surrounding vascular access device management during Covid-19. You are welcome to share with your staff, if this is useful. ...
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