AVA Video Project
Because Vascular Access is so visual in nature, it seems natural that education in the field could be advanced by the use of video, as the medium. Having viewed some objectionable access videos on the internet, the Association for Vascular Access has decided to sponsor our own site for Vascular Access video content. Approved videos are accessible on the AVA website as well as on .
AVA hopes to attract video submissions from our members and all the practitioners with an interest in sharing their techniques. It is our intention to eventually present the best videos at AVA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
Submit your video today!
The AVA video project is designed to support clinical education and sharing of practice ideas amongst AVA members and the community at large
The use of video can be more difficult compared to print or photo media but more meaningful. We have provided guidelines and suggestions to assist you in your video file development and submission.
Each Video should have a specific idea or purpose for the viewers’ education and professional development. For example, sterile technique might be the focus or main idea of the video and so filming is done in such a manner as to highlight this issue. The videography and narration should focus on your main idea.
Each video should be no longer than 10 minutes (and 2 gigabytes) and include an introduction, the main subject or content and a conclusion. The use of voiceover or narration during the footage is recommended.
Careful attention to detail is necessary to provide an educational film. Planning your shoot will be necessary to produce a quality product. Develop a story/script to cover your main idea and elements to be included in the film including narration.
Consider location, space, zoom ability, lighting and use of a tripod or stabilizer. The location should be quiet and have adequate space. Remove items that you do not want in the camera view. Lighting may need to be modified to prevent shadows that may obscure viewing the main idea or subject. Consider using a stabilizer or tripod if able to provide a better quality video. Remember to plan your video so you know ahead of time when you will zoom in and when you will narrate. Try a practice video first. Just like in the movies you might have to do a couple of takes and pick the best one.
All videos should be in good taste and consistent with AVA and industry practice guidelines.
Procedure for submission of a video
If you are interested in submitting a video to AVA for review, please send an email to: with the subject Line: Video submission. Please include a short description of the video content and your contact information such as name, email and phone numbers. You will receive an email back that includes a link for you to upload your video.
The use of a video consent form, that covers everyone in the video, including patients and practitioners, is required before your video can be published on the AVA website and AVA's You-Tube Channel. for AVA's approved consent form.
Check out the approved videos on the AVA website or on now!