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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. Today, its multidisciplinary membership advances research, provides professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access.


Access educational resources and earn CE credits.

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Earn your Vascular Access Board Certification (VA-BC)TM.

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Collaborate with other vascular access specialists in your area.

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AVA Membership


Join the team today! AVA is for Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technologists, Dietitians, Industry Representatives and anyone interested in enhancing the care and management of vascular access through a multidisciplinary team effort.

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The AVA Foundation is dedicated to saving lives through risk-free vascular access. We promote evidence-based clinical practice. We serve clinicians interested in vascular access, students of the healthcare professions, and vascular access patients and their families.

We are a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) educational and research organization.