IV Related Websites
The AVATAR Group is a respected independent research group specializing in undertaking highly credible scientific research. They work with many healthcare and commercial industry partners but are affiliated with no one organisation. The administrative base is at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, but work in partnership with researchers from many other universities in Australia and internationally.
Intravenous (IV) therapy and vascular access both play a pivotal role in the delivery of modern day medicine. IVTEAM is an online resource for the practitioner working in the field of IV therapy. IVTEAM provide free IV news and updates to the whole of the world via the world wide web.
IVTEAM was developed and continues to be supported by Andrew Jackson who has a long clinical IV history. Andrew began to specialise in IV care in 1995, becoming the first Consultant IV Nurse in the United Kingdoms National Health Service in 2001.
Servicing IV nurses and other interested in vascualr therapy. Includes Chat forums, Great photos of IV related problems, Numerous IV related articles
Centre for Disease Control
2011 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/BSI/BSI-guidelines-2011.html
There has never been a quick and easy reference to find the pH and Osmolarity of medications...which can be a determining factor in some cases which type of IV access a patient receives.
PICC nurses, infusion nurses, and a handful of other health care workers can benefit from having the most common medications and their respective data listed in one location. So this site has been built just to serve that purpose.
The site is simple by design, but is open to the public for additions to the medication list. I have only put about 120 meds so far, but the list will grow as others contribute.
This site was created by Kevin Arnold, an RN in the United States, from Texas, but currently working in California as a PICC RN/Program Coordinator.
Feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Baxter have available infusion related self directed online education modules for your own professional development.