Join AVAS today!

Posted on 24 June 2022
The AVAS mission is to: “Promote and improve patient safety and clinical outcomes; develop a standard of excellence in the field of vascular access; promote the development in national standards of practice; provide professional development and quality education; develop and share best practices; and promote ongoing vascular access research."  We invite clinicians, vascular access specialists, educators, researchers, and industry partners to join today.     &n...
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Infection Control Matters podcast

Posted by Gillian Ray-Barruel on 21 June 2022
Infection Control Matters podcast
The Infection Control Matters podcast series is well worth a listen, for vascular access and beyond. Check it out! The team discusses new research and issues on the topic of infection prevention and control. It's chatty and informative, with interviews with doctors, nurses, clinicians, academics and administrators.  "Professor Brett Mitchell (from the University of Newcastle Australia), Associate Professor Deborah Friedman (Barwon Health), Martin Kiernan (University of West Lo...
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3M Health Care Academy

Posted on 17 June 2022

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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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