AVA is partnering with the following organizations to promote excellence in vascular access:
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation.
Spreading Knowledge. Preventing Infection
APIC’s mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The Association’s more than 13,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and hospital epidemiology in healthcare settings around the globe. APIC’s members include nurses, epidemiologists, physicians, quality and patient safety professionals, healthcare executives, microbiologists, clinical pathologists, laboratory technologists, and public health practitioners. APIC advances its mission through education, research, consultation, collaboration, public policy, practice guidance and credentialing. Originally called The Association for Practitioners in Infection Control, the name was changed to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 5,500 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education.
CathEd is a new, interactive learning system designed to increase your knowledge of proper catheter management by providing educational modules on various catheter management techniques and topics. This learning system can be used as an educational resource for your institution as it offers education in catheter management based on guidelines from key organizations such as the CDC, Joint Commission, and various nursing societies, such as the Association for Vascular Access.
IVTEAM is an online IV resource that aims to provide relevant IV news and updates for all IV professionals. The range and diversity of the information provided ensures IVTEAM is essential reading for practitioners working with vascular access devices and infusion therapy across the globe. Feel free to browse IVTEAM at www.ivteam.com or click here to sign up for IV news email updates.
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.As infusion therapy and vascular access continues to evolve, there is a need, now more than ever, for a co-ordinated approach to practice amongst healthcare professionals across the UK. The formation of a society and an annual conference is vital to ensure success in the specialty and quality care for patients.
“Tools for living better on home IV & tube feedings"
'Oley' is the nickname of Clarence Oldenburg, who co-founded the Oley Foundation in 1983 with his physician, Lyn Howard, MD. Clarence was on HPN for 18 years after a blood clot cut off circulation to his intestines. He and Dr. Howard created the Foundation as a way of sharing information and support with homePEN consumers across the country, and around the world. Clarence died in 1998. Dr. Howard is the Foundation's Medical and Research Advisor.
Two additional Oley MY HPN Modules have been launched:
1. Hydration, Glucose Management for Patients on HPN - click here for information
2. Diet & Hydration ideas for SBS patients - click here for information
Short Bowel Support, a website independent of Oley, is packed with information to help you understand and navigate issues http://www.shortbowelsupport.com/default.htm
Safe in Common is a movement of healthcare personnel committed to making their working environment safe from the risk of needlestick injury. To learn more about Safe in Common go the website: http://www.safeincommon.org/
WoCoVA, established in 2009 as a foundation to create an independent platform to organize worldwide congresses on vascular access, encourages all individuals and organizations around the world involved in this specialty to participate.