Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching And Research

I-DECIDED® Assessment and Decision Tool

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 12 April 2019
Up to 70% of acute care hospital patients need a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) for fluids or medicines.(1) Yet, up to 69% of PIVCs have painful complications or stop working before treatment is finished, requiring the insertion of a new device.(2) Device failure is painful for patients and time-consuming for staff, and can lead to increased morbidity, prolonged length of stay, and higher hospital costs.(2) Regular, systematic assessment could help with prevention and early d...
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Vascular Access- Call for Papers

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 20 March 2019
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Expressions of Interest Editor in Chief - Vascular Access

Posted on 31 January 2019
Expressions of Interest
Editor in Chief Vascular Access
Commencing May 2019
Key Objectives:   Guide the overall strategic direction of Vascular Access, in consultation with the AVAS board and the publisher
  Maintain a high level of quality in the manuscript review and journal editing process
  Provide appropriate and timely communication to authors.
  Screen all manuscripts submitted for publication to en...
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Complication and Failures of Central Vascular Access Device in Adult Critical Care Settings

Posted by Mari Takashima, RN, BN, Grad Cert ICU, MEpi1 ; Jessica Schults, RN, GCert (Specialist Paed), MAppSci (Research)1–3; Gabor Mihala, MEng, GCert(Biostats)1,4,5; Amanda Corley, RN, BN, GradCertHSci, MAdvPrac (Research)1 ; Amanda Ullman, RN, MAppSci, PhD, Cent on 31 December 2018
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Anti-thrombogenic peripherally inserted central catheters: Overview of efficacy and safety. Expert Rev Med Devices

Posted by Amanda J. Ullman, AndreW. C. Bulmer, Tim R. Dargaville, Claire M. Rickard & Vineet Chopra on 4 December 2018
ISSN: 1743-4440 (Print) 1745-2422 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ierd20 To cite this article: Amanda J. Ullman, AndreW. C. Bulmer, Tim R. Dargaville, Claire M. Rickard
& Vineet Chopra (2018): Antithrombogenic peripherally inserted central catheters: overview of
efficacy and safety, Expert Review of Medical Devices, DOI: 10.1080/17434440.2019.1555466
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/17434440.2019.1555466   Accepted author version ...
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PSIG Webinar

Posted on 6 November 2018
  Dear Vascular Access Clinicians

Please find attached an invitation to attend a webinar presented by Stephanie Pitts, Global Director of Clinical Marketing, Angiodynamics and Vascular Access Team Nurse, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.  Stephanie has worked in vascular access for over 20 years, she is a dynamic and motivating speaker and advocate for reducing the number of vascular access devices and insertion attempts in our vulnerable paediatric patients.&nbs...
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Mark your calendars! Vascular Access Editorial

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 30 October 2018
Mark your calendars! Welcome to the October issue of Vascular Access! As I write this, I'm getting ready to head off to the Association of Vascular Access Annual Scientific Meeting in Columbus Ohio to present the preliminary results of my postdoctoral research, an interrupted time-series evaluation of an IV assessment and decision tool called I-DECIDED. (More to come on that!) Read more: https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/wh1.thewebconsole.com/wh/4798/images/VA-Editorial...
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Evaluation of Skin Colonisation And Placement of vascular access device Exit sites (ESCAPE Study)

Posted by Nancy L Moureau, Nicole Marsh, Li Zhang, Michelle J Bauer, Emily Larsen, Gabor Mihala, Amanda Corley, India Lye, Marie Cooke and Claire M. Rickard on 14 September 2018
Journal of Infection Prevention
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DOI: 10.1177/1757177418805836
jip.sagepub.com Abstract Background: Skin microorganisms may contribute to the development of vascular access device (VAD) infections.
Baseline skin microorganism type and quantity vary between body sites, yet there is little evidence to inform choice of
VAD site selection. Objective: To compare microorganisms prese...
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CLABSI: What are we Missing?

Posted on 11 July 2018
CLABSI: What are we Missing?
Webinar Invitation
July 12, 2018 3M Health Care Academy Webinar Series Speaker: Dr Nancy Moureau The most frequent invasive procedure performed by nurses in acute care is venous access with 80%
of patients in the USA, requiring intravenous access for treatment. High usage of VADs, both central
and peripheral, is not without risk of infection or other complications.
Concerns regarding catheter-associated bloodstream infections are common with a general focus on
central...
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Australian team fosters global nursing research

Posted by Rachel Walker and Gillian Ray-Barruel on 30 June 2018
Nurses increasingly play a greater role in global health activities, strengthening interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration and partnerships, to reduce health and health care disparities based on wealth, education, gender and place. Read more: https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/wh1.thewebconsole.com/wh/4798/images/Walker_GRB_Inscope_06_Winter2018.pdf ...
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