Our List of Resources/References
The following list of Associations are one that put forth our guidelines, conduct studies, and maintain medical standards for vascular access.
- Infusion Nurses Society
Recognized as the global authority in infusion therapy, INS is dedicated to exceeding the public’s expectations of excellence by setting the standard for infusion care.
- Association for Vascular Access
The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an association of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to promote the emerging vascular access specialty.
- Society of Interventional Radiology
The Society of Interventional Radiology is a national organization of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions.
- American College of Chest Physicians
The ACCP is the global leader in providing education in cardiopulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine to optimize health and advance patient care.
- The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world.
- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
APIC’s mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The Association’s more than 13,000 members have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and hospital epidemiology in healthcare settings around the globe.
- Oncology Nursing Society
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.
- National Association of Neonatal Nurses
The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) was formed in 1984 with the purpose of addressing the educational and practice needs within the evolving specialty of neonatal nursing, while giving all neonatal nurses national representation.
- National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation sets strict guidlines referred to as the KDOQI guidlines for the placement of Central Catheters in patients that are on Dialysis or in acute/full renal failure because of the possibility of scar tissue causing possible later complications for Dialysis related catheters to be efficiently placed. Just another way MWVA looks after your patients with care and knowledge.