Association for Vascular Access

Protect the Patient | Educate the Clinician | Save the Line

aka AVA   |   HERRIMAN, UT   |  https://www.avainfo.org

Mission

The mission of AVA is to lead healthcare by protecting patients and providers to improve lives. 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.

Ruling year info

2010

CEO

Cate Brennan

COO

Tonya Hutchison

Main address

5526 WEST 13400 SOUTH STE 229

HERRIMAN, UT 84096 USA

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EIN

94-3055252

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (E03)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Association for Vascular Access promotes the emerging vascular access specialty and provides educational material to promote proper practice techniques in an effort to take steps toward a world with safe vascular access. More than 90% of hospitalized patients receive some form of intravenous therapy via the delivery of fluids, medication or parental nutrition. Unfortunately, the vascular access devices through these therapies are administered are prone to complications and infection. AVA stands at the forefront of addressing this problem by providing professional and public education and training to the clinicians placing vascular access devices to protect patients and keep them and their devices safe.

Our programs

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Annual AVA Scientific Meeting

The annual AVA Scientific Meeting provides attendees with an opportunity to receive the most up-to-date information, research and evidence to support them in their vascular access practice. The educational resources available at this meeting continues to grow and is unmatched in the vascular access specialty.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Academics

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

AVA's mission is to lead healthcare by protecting patients and providers to improve lives. To do so, it needs to assist in the improvement of healthcare and patient outcomes as it relates to vascular access.

AVA's focus is deeply rooted in its vision. It is our organization's goal to provide a voice and serve the direct needs of the vascular access community by driving outcomes that enhance the capabilities of its stakeholders. To develop, educate and implement practical practice guidelines across its multidisciplinary membership, AVA intends to promote consistency in vascular access practice through identifying and documenting best practices and reducing vascular access complications. It is our goal to create an independent/unbiased and transparent structure within AVA to manage and promote our research agenda.

Doing so will strengthen the organization as we successfully deliver on reaching the vision and goals in our strategic plan, raising funds and increasing its membership by 50% through its execution.

To provide a voice to and serve the needs of the vascular access community, AVA needs to extend its reach internationally and throughout the industry. Through the successful execution of a communications strategy, our organization will reach more clinicians across the globe. This includes expanding our social media reach, publishing articles and position papers in our peer-reviewed scientific journal, hosting renowned vascular access key opinion leaders on our association's podcast and reaching members via email.

Additionally, AVA plans to curate novel, innovate vascular access content and sell it on a user-friendly learning management system. The education includes specific tutorials on things like the use of an ultrasound machine to assess a site on a patient for catheter insertion, an overview of how to properly place a peripherally inserted central catheter into a sterile field and more. This learning management system will house other educational material like webinars, past presentations and sessions from previous national AVA meetings and more.

Through AVA's connection to The AVA Foundation, its donors and professional organizations in the industry, it intends to establish a plan that, once executed, will allow it to achieve its goals.

Soliciting for donations to the Foundation through various social media and text-to-give campaigns, in addition to selling its own educational materials will provide AVA with the means to meet these milestones. By leaning on its multidisciplinary membership, staff and Board of Directors for guidance, our organization will move closer to completing its mission of creating a world with safe vascular access.

-17% membership increase, one new non-clinical member benefit (reduced tuition at Grand Canyon University for members and their spouses/dependents) established as of September 2019
-social media following growing exponentially; Facebook followers now above 5,000 as of September 2019
-15 podcasts published in 2019
-5 position papers approved by AVA Board of Directors and published in 2019
-AVA Academy launched in May 2019; learning management system for members and non-members to earn CEs and further their education
-Vascular Acess Board Certification Resource Guide published prior to national scientific meeting in October 2019
-Enhanced Edition of Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access published in July 2019

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Association for Vascular Access

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jocelyn Hill

AVA President

Term: 2021 - 2021


Board co-chair

Lori Kaczmarek

AVA Presidential Advisor

Term: 2021 - 2021

Lori Kaczmarek

Presidential Advisor

Jocelyn Hill

President

Russell Nassof

Secretary

Jon Bell

Treasurer

Tonja Stevens

President-Elect

Monte Harvill

Director-at-Large

Tonya Heim

Director-at-Large

Michelle DeVries

Director-at-Large

Staci Harrison

Director-at-Large

Nael Mhaissen

Director-at-Large

Swapna Kakani

Director-at-Large