12 October 2020
19 things I wish my research student knew
Thinking of undertaking research studies, we asked 3 experienced supervisors what they wish their students knew: By Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel:  A PhD is about the learning process, not just the finished product. Be an active student member of your university community. Networking is invaluable for your career and you'll make some interesting new friends. Go to all the free HDR student education sessions offered by your university. You may/may not learn something useful a...
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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14 July 2020
Peripheral intravenous catheter needleless connector decontamination study
Needle-stick injuries in healthcare works are a serious issue that pose a risk of transmission of blood borne viruses such as HIV and hepatitis viruses. To reduce the risk of Needle-stick injuries, needleless connectors (NC) were developed. However, NCs are not without their own set of issues. The use of NCs has been associated with an increase in patient blood-stream infections (BSI). Evidence suggests that this is due to the design of the NC impacting ease of decontamination, as complia...
2 June 2020
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion
As more and more patients in the world are receiving medical treatment via intravenous infusions, the task of establishing a reliable form of vascular access becomes more challenging. With the advent of improved technology of ultrasound and vein visualization technology clinicians are embracing the ability to find veins and effectively guide needles into the veins in real time. All levels of clinicians, nurses, doctors, junior doctors, and medical students are using visualization technologi...
29 April 2020
Nursing Care of Critically Ill Patients with a Central Venous Catheter
In this time of COVID-19, many nurses are upskilling to take care of critically ill patients. AVATAR recently collaborated with Continulus to create the following lecture ; In this session, Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel covers the following objectives: 1. Review possible complications during and following CVC insertion 2. Discuss principles of nursing management post-insertion: Flushing Safe blood sampling Medication and fluid administration Dressing changes 3. Describe t...
16 April 2020
Getting to know AVATAR

Getting to know AVATAR.

In this video, I encourage you to look around the website and explore our FAQs and Publication pages.

 

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