Consumer Engagement


Personal Stories

Listen to people share their own experiences of vascular access. If you would like to share your story, please contact us.

Consumer Advisory group

We are keen to hear from consumers about their experience with vascular access devices. If you would like to join a Consumer Advisory group and provide your thoughts about vascular access device insertion and care, please email us

ABC RN-Breakfast interview's-health-system-$700/7375318

You can read about it here:



Cooke M, Ullman AJ, Ray-Barruel G, Wallis M, Corley A, Rickard CM. Not "just" an intravenous line: Consumer perspectives on peripheral intravenous cannulation (PIVC). An international cross-sectional survey of 25 countries. PLoS One, 2018. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0193436.

Larsen E, Keogh S, Marsh N, Rickard CM. Experiences of peripheral IV insertion in hospital: A qualitative study. British Journal of Nursing. Oct 2017; 26(19):S4-S17.

Farrell C, McCulloch E, Bellhouse S et al (2017) Peripheral cannulae in oncology: nurses' confidence and patients' experiences. CancerNursing Practice. 16, 3, 32-38. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2017.e1408

Larsen E. Patients' experience of IV insertion. TQN. Sept 2016. Pg 35

Ray-Barruel G. Consider the patient's voice. British Journal of Nursing. 2016;25(8):S3.




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