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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 represent and advance the vascular access specialty and community and define standards of vascular access through an evidence-based approach to enhance healthcare and patient outcomes. 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.

AVA Academy

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 was founded to support AVA’s mission: Protect The Patient | Educate the Clinician | Save the Line.

The Foundation does this through innovation, research and education

We are a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) educational and research organization. 


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