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ALLIANCES

Did you know CVAA a Community Infusion Alliance (CIA) program with two pilot projects?

The CIA is a formal organizational unit of CVAA, created and maintained by CVAA members who hold common professional interests.  Alliances provide a multidisciplinary forum for learning, resource-sharing, education development, nationwide networking and professional interchange among members. 

Each Alliance shall define the mission and purpose of its group, which will guide the development and function of the alliance, which shall be in alignment with CVAA’s mission and vision statements.  The guiding mission statement of the CIA is:

To advocate for excellence in infusion therapy in the Canadian community setting through a collaborative multidisciplinary approach.  

The overriding objectives of the CIA are:
To provide a high standard multidisciplinary team approach to home infusion while increasing member engagement
To provide an opportunity to work collaboratively on projects to assist in advancing CVAA’s mission of advancing excellence in infusion therapy in Canada
To advise the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to home infusion 
To collect, develop and disseminate recommendations, tools and/or activities concerning home infusion

The first CIA projects are: 
KVO & Medication Related Occlusions in the Community 
To develop best practice recommendations for KVO with the aim to prevent catheter occlusions related to infusion therapy to improve patient outcomes.

Withdrawal Occlusion Pilot Project
To develop process and enablers for problem solving CVAD occlusions, specifically catheter patency – infusion and withdrawal (aspirating blood) and next steps when catheter is not functioning properly to ensure optimal patient outcomes. 

Watch here for forthcoming documents and resources!