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Now Available: Vessel Health and Preservation Special Enhanced Edition From AVA

Monday, July 1, 2019   (0 Comments)
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July 1, 2019 – A special enhanced edition of Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access is now available through Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle for just $9.99.


Hours of exclusive audio interviews with the authors discussing their areas of expertise are embedded into this version of the book, as well as animated videography capturing elements from actual vascular access procedures. AVA has also elevated the overall readability, and through Apple and Amazon has added note-taking and flash card functionality for readers.


“AVA has taken a robust academic textbook and upgraded it into a dynamic learning experience,” AVA Director of Communications Eric Seger said. “The Vessel Health and Preservation model comes alive through our special enhanced edition, in part because you can actually hear the passion for vascular access and see it in action.”


The book serves as a modern and comprehensive guide for safely performing the most common invasive procedure in healthcare. It was composed by 16 internationally renowned subject matter experts, covering every aspect of vascular access over 22 chapters.


“When you open our enhanced edition up to ‘The VHP Model’ chapter, you can tap on that page and listen to the Nancies (Nancy Moureau, RN, BSN, PhD, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC™ and Nancy Trick, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC™) discuss the philosophy behind Vessel Health and Preservation and how it impacts healthcare delivery,” AVA CEO Ramzy Nasrallah said. “You can hear Chellie (Michelle DeVries, MPH, CIC, VA-BC™), a global key opinion leader in epidemiology and author of the infection prevention chapter, make the impassioned case for vigilance.”


All of the original text and graphics are included in the special enhanced edition, which has also been formatted to improve readability. Nine separate audiobooks recorded with authors and produced by AVA’s ISAVE That Podcast show have been embedded into their respective sections.


“Words on a page are the foundation of learning,” AVA Director of Clinical Education Judy Thompson, MSN-Ed, RN, VA-BC™ said. “But there is a profoundly different educational experience when you’re hearing directly from the voices behind the Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®, Stephen Rowley, RN, RSCN, MSc, BSc (Hons) and Simon Clare, RN, BA, MRes) prior to reading their words. It’s better for both engagement and retention.”


The Vessel Health and Preservation textbook was financially supported by Trick, 3M and Teleflex, and its open source publication was facilitated by AVA and The AVA Foundation. AVA’s enhanced edition’s availability through Apple and Amazon gives the book wider channels to extend dynamic vascular access education further. One-click gift options are available on both sites.


“I’m grateful for the overwhelming support of AVA and other organizations in amplifying Vessel Health and Preservation,” Moureau said. “This resource will help established and emerging clinicians create an ideal process for vascular access best practice. This collaboration helps all the authors realize our dream of sharing the VHP model.”


The special enhanced edition of Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access is now available through Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle for just $9.99.



The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) was founded in 1985 to promote the emerging vascular access specialty. Today, AVA stands at the forefront of protecting and saving lives via establishing best practices and promoting patient advocacy. AVA’s 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. To learn more or join, visit