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For those of you who have been a part of CVAA for many years will surely know Sharon Armes. 

Sharon has been with CVAA since the beginning and has been a constant support throughout the years. She is a former Board member and a Lifetime member as well. 

Sharon Armes RN, CVAA(c)
Sharon is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hamilton  in 1972.  Her career has focused primarily on Vascular Access first as an IV Nurse and then as the Central Venous Access Nurse at McMaster.  It is here that she became the second nurse in Canada to insert PICCs.   She assumed a role with Bard Canada as Clinical Resource in 1999 and provided resource nationally.  In 2011, she was promoted to the International Division of Bard.  Initially, her territory covered China, Pan-Asia and Latin America.  The following 2 years she divided her time between Russia, Turkey, Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and  Latin America.  She is now a member of the International Team for Bard focusing on specific countries annually.   She is a member of CVAA, AVA, INS and WoCoVa.  She has participated on many boards and panels including 4 yr. on the CVAA Board.  She has also been honored with an Honorary Life Membership for CVAA as well as the Barbara Hill Award.  She was also honoured in her workplace as a recipient of the Charles Russell Bard award.  Her passion remains improving patient outcomes and sharing information with her colleagues.

Please join us as we thank Sharon for her dedication to CVAA and wish her all the best in retirement!

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