Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching And Research

Lessons from Johns Hopkins: Making Hospitals Better for Patients

Posted on 27 October 2016
Lessons from Johns Hopkins: Making Hospitals Better for Patients
Several of the AVATAR Group were fortunate to hear patient safety guru Dr Peter Pronovost share his wisdom at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane yesterday. World-renowned for his pioneering work on the CVC insertion checklist and achieving CLABSI rates of zero, Dr Pronovost discussed the importance of buidling a safety culture in hospitals. Implementing a checklist is only one step in achieving desired patient outcomes, claims Pronovost. Taking a different approach to...
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2nd AVAS ASM, Perth, 2017

Posted on 25 October 2016

The first Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane in April was a resounding success. We look forward to welcoming you to our 2nd AVAS ASM in Perth on the 10th May, 2017. 

This event will be immmediately followed by the World Congress on Vascular Access 11th-12th May, 2017.

Conference program coming soon!

http://avas.org.au/avas-2017-asm/

 

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Association of Vascular Access ASM, 16-19 September, 2016

Posted on 11 October 2016
Association of Vascular Access ASM, 16-19 September, 2016
Several members of AVATAR recently returned from the 30th Association of Vascular Access ASM in Orlando, Florida. The AVA ASM always provides an excellent opportunity to showcase vascular access research, promote best practice, network with clinicians and researchers from around the globe, and discover the latest industry developments in vascular access. This year was no exception. Congratulations again to Amanda Ullman, this year's recipient of the Janet Pettit Scholar award for h...
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AVATAR Evidence Update 2016

Posted on 27 September 2016
The AVATAR group has recently added a new initiative to their Education and Evidence Based Practice Platform: Evidence Update 2016 (http://www.avatargroup.org.au/evidence-update-2016.html).
We have identified our top 5 recent high level evidence publications in relation to vascular access interventions. We will add to this each year.
Along with the publications we are in the process of producing brief videos on each of the 5 publications that outline the significance of each: these will a...
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IV Access Device Infection Risks webinar

Posted on 28 August 2016
IV Access Device Infection Risks webinar
This 20 minute webinar, produced by the Australian College of Infection Prevention and Control, is presented by Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel from the AVATAR Group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ZxFaP8Ruo

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Have your say on IV matters!

Posted on 22 August 2016
Have your say on IV matters!

We are interested in the experience of having an intravenous cannula (also called an IV or a 'drip').

If you are over the age of 18 years and have any experience of having an IV in the last 5 years, or if you have had a child with an IV in the past 5 years, please use the link below to answer 10 brief questions.

http://www.avatargroup.org.au/consumer-surveys.html

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ABC Radio RN Breakfast: Poor IV treatment costs Australia's health system $700 million annually

Posted on 1 May 2016
ABC Radio RN Breakfast Monday 2 May 2016 Listen now Featuring guests:  Tricia Kleidon
Nurse Practitioner, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital Samantha Keogh
President, Australian Vascular Access Society Australia is failing to adopt international best practice for the most common invasive medical procedure, intravenous treatment. Poor practices around IV treatment are now costing the health system around $700 million annually. ...
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2016 ACIPC Conference Update

Posted on 28 April 2016

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BREAKING NEWS This Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 has been endorsed by ACN according to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards

Posted on 31 March 2016
1st Vascular Access Scientific Meeting, 29 - 30 April 2016, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia BREAKING NEWS!
AVAS ASM 2016 has just been endorsed by the AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF NURSING (ACN). This Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 is endorsed by the ACN according to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 12 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Continual Profes...
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BJN Awards 2016

Posted on 15 March 2016
Congratulations to Professor Claire Rickard on receiving the 2nd place award in the 'IV Therapy Nurse of the Year' the BJN Awards 2016! British Journal of Nursing Awards 2016 The British Journal of Nursing is delighted to announce the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2016 winners. Please click here to see the full list of winners, second place and third place finalists. The awards attracted a record number of entries and the competition was very tough. It is a great ac...
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