28 June 2021
PIVC Essentials: Three Tips for New Grads
"Hi, I'm Lizzy, and I'm in my final semester of a dual bachelors of nursing and midwifery, and am fortunate to be undertaking a Winter Research program with the AVATAR group. I have decided to focus on tips for a new grad as my first topic as I am going to be a grad at the start of next year, and I believe that a lot of benefit can be gained from easy access to summarised, accurate information."  Coming into the hospital setting as a graduate nurse, or 'grad...
5 May 2021
New! Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard
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...
27 October 2020
What's best practice to maintain cannula patency?
Have you ever wondered what's best practice for maintaining IV patency? This video reveals the science behind the practice. We've updated our FAQ to help you deliver the best care when your patient needs to keep the vein open (kvo) via slow continuous infusion or intermittent flushing. To find out more about slow continous infusion (kvo), click here. To find out more about intermittent flushing, click here.   ...
27 August 2020
How to implement clinically indicated IV replacement
Clinically indicated removal has long been the norm in pediatrics and an unofficial policy in difficult-to-cannulate adults to avoid multiple, painful insertion attempts. Now that evidence strongly supports clinically indicated peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) removal for all patients, implementation requires a focused effort, which can be achieved through planned processes using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) framework. Specific considerations incl...
4 August 2020
Clinical decision making for safety: Managing vascular access devices during the pandemic and beyond
Join us for this 3M Health Care Academy Asia Pacific 1-hour webinar, Friday 28 August 2020, 4pm AEST: Register here ...
29 July 2020
Take your vascular access practice to the next level!
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For the postgraduate student, vascular access clinician, or industry professional wanting to beef up their knowledge of vascular access, the Griffith University Vascular Access Devices And Intravenous Therapy: Transforming Evidence course could be the next best step in your career.
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8 June 2020
Mini-MAGIC is here!
Addie, an 8-month old infant with osteomyelitis, needs IV access for 3 weeks of antibiotics. What device will best ensure successful therapy and low risk of complications? Liam, a 14 year old with cystic fibrosis, is hospitalized for the third time this year with an acute exacerbation. Despite multiple efforts by experienced clinicians, an IV cannot be successfully placed in a peripheral vein. Frustrated, the nurse says, "Let's just put in a PICC". Is this the best cho...

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