Free Vascular Access Curriculum Now Available to Associate Degree Nursing Programs


Do you need a free high-quality curriculum that ensures your students can provide the most common invasive procedure performed in healthcare on day one? Fundamentals of Peripheral Intravenous Vascular Access includes three online courses that ultimately results in a certificate of competency for students. PIV101 breaks down the fundamentals while PIV201 gives your students hands-on training for insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs). PIV301 introduces advanced concepts and techniques to improve PIVC insertion and outcomes. The curriculum has been developed by the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) and its recognized subject matter experts in vascular access, infusion therapy, infection prevention and legal liability.

“As the recognized thought leader for the specialty of vascular access, AVA is committed to providing clinical education and improving patient safety and outcomes,” said Cate Brennan, CEO of AVA. “We are committed to working with educators to ensure the success of early career nurses, especially as the current workforce is under dramatic changes.” Faculty and students also get free AVA memberships when using the course.

AVA has committed that the 3-part Fundamentals of PIV course will always be free to college and university healthcare pre-licensure programs through the AVA Vascular Access Education program. The AVA Vascular Access Education program was developed with the support of B. Braun Medical, a leader in infusion therapy, pain management, and developer and distributor of innovative medical products and services.

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