The CiDA Scientific Program provides the highest quality of interactive education for everyone involved in the care and treatment of dialysis patients.
Why is it that patients, as well as others who work in our industry, even doctors and nurses, think that infusion nurses do the same job as phlebotomists? Is it because both do venipunctures? Such sterotype and it’s time to stop thinking they are even remotely similar.
If your institution’s policy includes the use of Heparin when flushing central lines, use the SASH method, saline–administer drug or draw blood–saline–heparin.
Here are some tips I find helpful when peripheral veins are hard to find.
Vascular access is the most common invasive experience for hospitalized patients. However, it is one of the least planned for events.
I was recently at a board meeting at Griffin Hospital and our CEO was telling us about a new product that could transform perhaps the most ubiquitous healthcare practice – drawing blood.
Yeah, this post is about gloves. I’m going to revisit this…not wearing gloves when starting a peripheral IV.. Then there’s the extreme, when healthcare providers wear gloves for everything like taking your blood pressure and temperature!! (save this for another time)
We often encounter situations where this may be difficult or impossible to achieve, and so we all should have a repertoire of other sites and techniques to employ - Terrance Lee MD
We will improve patient safety by creating, sharing and spreading innovative, high-quality original PICC research
Elcam Medical is a world leader of OEM disposable medical devices and a provider of solutions for flow control needs.
Infusion Nurse Blog is an informative platform for discussion and sharing ideas related to infusion nursing, vascular access and infusion therapies.
Recognized as the global authority in infusion therapy, INS is dedicated to exceeding the public’s expectations of excellence by setting the standard for infusion care.
Welcome to IVACCESS.com. This web site is dedicated to offering a comprehensive list of irritant & vesicant medications for RN's working in vascular therapy or related areas.
Vascular access device and IV infusion therapy updates. Vascular access teams, PICC teams and infusion therapy teams benefit from this global intravenous educational resource.
Our goal: reduce medical tubing misconnections and improve patient safety.
Preserving the vessel health of our patients.
The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an organization of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to support and promote the specialty of vascular access. The mission of AVA is to distinguish the vascular access specialty and define standards of vascular access through an evidence-based approach designed to enhance healthcare.
CVAA will empower and engage its members to advocate for safe, quality care across the healthcare continuum by providing leadership and promoting education, partnerships, knowledge and research in vascular access and infusion therapy with a vision for optimal patient outcomes.
Journal of Infusion Nursing, the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), seeks to promote excellence in infusion nursing by presenting new research, clinical reviews, case studies, and professional development information relevant to the practice of infusion therapy.
The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA), the official journal of the Association for Vascular Access, is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The journal endeavors to promote excellence in vascular access practice in all health care settings. JAVA strives to advance the field of vascular access by disseminating new and relevant information to its readership.
it considers the publication of original manuscripts dealing with clinical and laboratory investigations in the fast growing field of vascular access. In addition reviews, case reports and clinical trials are welcome, as well as papers dedicated to more practical aspects covering new devices and techniques.
Journal of Vascular Nursing provides clinical information regarding aortic and peripheral aneurysms, upper and lower extremity arterial disease, acute and chronic venous disease, and more.
NIVAS is the first independent multi-professional society to be founded in the UK in this century. It is the new voice for all those involved in vascular access and infusion therapies.
Our objectives are to raise interest in the field of hemodialysis vascular access, to promote and conduct basic and clinical research and to organize congresses, meetings and courses.
Vascular access congress for professionals.
Hi, I'm Cindi, RN, MSN, VA-BC (Board certified in vascular access), professor, camp nurse. I'm here to discuss everything related to vascular access, from PICC lines to short peripheral IVs to the dreaded (albeit VASTLY important) CLABSI.
Founded in 1983 by Lyn Howard, MD and her patient, Clarence “Oley” Oldenburg, the Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to enrich the lives of patients dependent on home intravenous nutrition (parenteral) and tube feeding (enteral) through education, advocacy, and networking.