Education and Evidence-Based Practice 

Prof Marie Cooke RN, DAppSc(Nurs&UnitMgt), BAppSc, MSPD, PhD
Director, Education and Evidence-Based Practice

One important aim of the AVATAR group is to address the gap between research and practice. While robust Level 1 evidence exists for a small number of vascular access interventions, this is not yet consistently or quickly applied in practice. We therefore collaborate with clinicians to implement knowledge into practice.

We teach clinicians how to interpret vascular access research and apply this evidence-based knowledge in clinical practice, with the goal of improving the patient experience and making the best use of clinician time and hospital resources. We also provide a range of education resources free for clinicians, patients and carers.

AVATAR is a unique national collective, representing a multi-disciplinary, collaborative partnership of key researchers, clinicians, educators, industry and patients that aims to transform the delivery and experience of vascular access. We believe education and translating evidence into practice are the keys to success.

If you'd like to develop your IV skills further, Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery offers a post-graduate course in Peripheral Intravenous Access and Care. 









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