Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching And Research

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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2016 AVA Call for Abstracts/Posters

Posted on 8 March 2016

CALL for ABSTRACTS for POSTER DISPLAY and/or ORAL PRESENTATION Now OPEN!

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ICPIC 2017 in Geneva from 20 to 23 June 2017

Posted on 6 March 2016
SAVE THE DATE!

4th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control

Join us for ICPIC 2017 in Geneva from 20 to 23 June 2017!

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Geneva, Switzerland, for the 4th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC), to be held from 20 to 23 June 2017.
By now, ICPIC has become an established entity in the field of international Infection Control and Prevention meetings, with an average of 1000 part...
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AVATAR SA Forum 23rd February 2016

Posted on 1 March 2016
Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR)
SA Forum
23rd February 2016 The South Australian branch of AVATAR were excited to hold the inaugural vascular access forum recently at the University of South Australia - hosted by Dr Rebecca Sharp and Prof Adrian Esterman.
The President of AVAS A/Prof Sam Keogh provided an overview of AVATAR/AVAS and a snapshot of PIVC research. Dr Rebecca Sharp presented results from a project that examined the catheter to vein ratio and...
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Congratulations to Amanda Ullman

Posted on 29 February 2016
Congratulations to Amanda Ullman The 2016 Pettit Scholar In Dr. Pettit's honor, AVA and the Pediatric Special Interest Group recognize her scholarly excellence and contributions to the art and science of vascular access and bestows the title of the Janet Pettit Scholar 2016 on Ms. Amanda Ullman.  Ms. Ullman is an internationally-recognized researcher and outstanding pediatric clinician and colleague. Her practice-changing work focuses on prevention of complication...
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Replacing heparin with saline to prevent complications in long term central venous catheters in children

Posted by Natalie K. Bradford, Rachel M. Edwards and Raymond J. Chan on 23 November 2015
Background A central venous catheter (CVC) is a long, thin, flexible tube which is inserted into a large central vein. This enables access to the blood stream for people with serious medical conditions to receive medications and fluids, as well as the collection of blood specimens. Long term central venous catheters are used to access the blood system in children with complex medical conditions like cancer. To stop the catheter from becoming blocked it is usual to use heparin, a drug that...
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