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...
9 June 2021
Management of PIVCs - Clinical Care Standard
Safe and effective insertion, maintenance and removal of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters has never been easier. The new Management of PIVC Clinical Care Standard by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care provides straightforward, evidence-based guidance for clinicians. It also describes the care that patients should expect to receive if they have a PIVC inserted during a hospital stay. For further information and downloadable resources for clinicians and patient...
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...
10 February 2021
A vascular access minimum dataset
Check out our recent work to develop international recommendations for VA data capture ..including standardized catheter definitions and a top 10 list for when you can't collect all the data you'd like. Quality data to monitor VA safety is rarely available at the hospital level. This makes it hard to benchmark practices within your hospital, nationally and with your international neighbors. "Perhaps the "problem" is that the current quality indicators for vascul...
15 September 2020
Be sure to secure VADs when patient access is limited

Join us for this 3M Health Care Academy Asia Pacific 1-hour webinar,
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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 ...
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...

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