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...
1 November 2021
Australian Vascular Access Society: Become a member!

The latest issue of Vascular Access is now available to AVAS members. Become a member today! Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS)

28 October 2021
CNSA Vascular Access Devices: Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines: Online launch 3 November!
Vascular access devices are lifelines for patients with cancer for the administration of prescribed therapies and supportive care. Evidence-based management is key in the prevention of vascular access complications and premature removal. The revised Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) Vascular Access Devices: Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines detail the latest evidence and recommendations for patients with cancer with peripheral intravenous cannulas and central venous ac...
5 July 2021
Preventing IV complications podcast
Those who know me understand how passionate I am about PIVC care! In this Osler podcast, Dr Todd Fraser and I discuss best practice of PIVC insertion and maintenance, with essential tips for infection prevention and good cannula assessment and management. If you like this podcast, I encourage you to check out the Osler website and download the free My Osler app. They have lots of excellent education podcasts and learning modules for all kinds of healthcare professionals.&nbsp...
3 July 2021
Free medical education website and app
Are you a medical student, junior doctor, paramedic or advanced practice nurse wanting to brush up on your medical knowledge? Osler is a platform designed to support medical students and junior doctors transition to life on the wards, as well as any healthcare clinicians who strive for excellence by ensuring they are best prepared to care for their patients. Whether you're starting out as a student, or an expert in your field, whether you're a nurse, a doctor, allied health or p...
25 November 2020
Confessions from a PhD student, what I wish I knew when I started
How do you make it through one of the most intense degrees of your life whilst juggling family, friends and work? For me it was sheer stubbornness, but we asked some trusted colleagues who have recently completed their higher degree research training or are in the midst of completing.   Reflections from Grace, Nancy and Evan   For you, Take time out to do other hobbies and completely forget about your project even for a day a week Help family understand there will b...
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...


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