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The CVAA/BD Excellence in Vascular Access Management & Infusion Therapy Award 2018

 

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CELEBRATING WHAT NURSES DO EVERYDAY!

Recognizing Excellence in the Practice of Infusion Therapy and Vascular Access

 

In recognition of the efforts that healthcare professionals make every day, CVAA National and BD Canada would like to recognize the important contributions made in vascular access management and infusion therapy practice with a focus on peripheral IV therapy.

The 2018 CVAA/BD Excellence in Vascular Access Management & Infusion Therapy Award recognizes healthcare professionals that are committed to safety and quality improvement in vascular access management and infusion therapy practices through leadership, innovation and implementation of sustainable best practices and current change-management concepts.

Please take the time to nominate yourself or a member of your healthcare team who has demonstrated excellence in patient care through excellence in vascular access management and infusion therapy.

All nominees must be current CVAA national members in good standing.

 

Purpose of the award:

· Promote safety and quality improvement in peripheral IV vascular access management and infusion practices for optimal patient outcomes
· Recognize champions and trailblazers in Canadian vascular access management and infusion therapy practice
· Raise the awareness of the impact of individual contributions to system wide results

 

Please include the following information in the nomination – a description of:

1.       The safety and quality improvement in vascular access management and infusion therapy practices and how it was achieved, citing:

·         Leadership

·         Innovation

·         Implementation of sustainable best practices contributing to reducing            complications in vascular access

·         Change-management concepts

 

2.       The impact and/or improvement on patient care outcomes, explaining how this supports the healthcare organization’s goals.

3.       The involvement and participation in a CVAA chapter.

4.       Other considerations that may be of interest to the selection committee.

Please provide a brief description (500 words, or less) of how this nominee meets the criteria for this award - in any or all of the following areas and how they have displayed excellence in vascular access management and infusion therapy practice.  Examples include (but are not limited to):

 

·         Improving safety for the patient and healthcare practitioner

·         Bringing evidence based healthcare into practice, policy and procedure to demonstrate outcomes

·         Driving practice efficiencies and demonstrating impacts to timely care delivery, improvements to patient flow and reduction in vascular access complications

·         Compliance with standards, regulations, guidelines, and directives

·         Providing continuity of vascular access management and infusion therapy services in multiple care areas

·         Use of innovative practices and technologies in vascular access management and infusion therapy that dramatically improves patient care

·         Standardization of IV therapy processes and consistency of outcomes across care venues

 

There will be three (3) regional awards for recognition:

Geography for awards:

· West – BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, NWT, Nunavut

· Central – Ontario and Bermuda

· East – Quebec and Maritime provinces

 

Nature of the award:

Nominations (self or other) accepted online here

Nominations will be accepted until December 8, 2017 at 4:00pm EST.

Winners will be announced and recognized in January 2018 on the CVAA website and CVAA Link e-newsletter and in person at the National CVAA Conference April 25 – April 27 2018 in Toronto, ON.

Two (2) of the REGIONAL winners will receive:

 

· Complimentary full conference registration (travel and accommodation not included)

· $500 CAD educational grant that may be used toward an education material or course relating to infusion therapy; registration to an association or conference for nursing practice, other (subject to approval)

 

One (1) of the regional winners will be named the NATIONAL winner and will receive:

 

·         Complimentary full conference registration (travel and accommodation not included)

·         $1000 CAD educational grant that may be used toward an education material or course relating to infusion therapy; registration to an association or conference for nursing practice, other (subject to approval)

If the winners are unavailable to attend the conference, registrations are not transferrable.

The top 3 numerical score winners shall be awarded, regardless of region.

*Note – The amounts reimbursed will be a maximum of $500 and $1000 depending on award. 

Original receipts are required and subject to review to ensure the criteria is met before reimbursement given.  



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