This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
2019 Pettit Scholar Tricia Kleidon
Share |

Congratulations to Tricia Kleidon, RN, 
BSC(Nursing), GradCert(Pediatrics), MNurssci(NursePrac)

Named 2019 Janet Pettit Scholar in Neonatal and/or Pediatric vascular access

This year AVA and the Pediatric Special Interest Group recognizes Tricia Kleidon, RN, NursPrac, as the 2019 Dr. Janet Pettit Scholar. Ms. Kleidon is a Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Vascular Assessment and Management at Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, and a Research Fellow at Griffith University.


She is a nationally and internationally-welcomed speaker and educator for peripheral and central venous access devices. She is an active member of the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) and was awarded their Researcher of the Year in 2017. Her passion for promoting evidence-based practices in the dynamically evolving care of our young patients is inspiring. Her publications, research, enthusiastic willingness to collaborate and mentor demonstrate a selfless commitment to advancing practice in vascular access. 

In honor of the life work of Dr. Janet Pettit, please join AVA and the Pediatric Special Interest Group as we congratulate Ms. Tricia Kleidon as the 2019 Dr. Janet Pettit Scholar.