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The CVAA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 - CVAA/BD Excellence in Vascular Access Management & Infusion Therapy Award!  The award recognizes the important contributions made in vascular access management and infusion therapy practice with a focus on peripheral IV therapy. The Call for Nominations went out in November, 2017.

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

We had a great number of deserving applicants and the submissions were blindly reviewed by a committee of Board members.  We are very pleased to announce the following recipients:

First Place & National Winner – Tannia Agnot-Johnston, Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, MB
Second Place & Regional Winner – Janice Buttle, Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, NS
Third Place & Regional Winner – Nancy Friesen, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, MB

The regional and national recipient(s) will receive an education grant of $500 and $1000 respectively, to be used for educational pursuits and a registration for the upcoming CVAA conference where they will be presented with the award. CVAA is appreciative of the initiative and support of  BD Canada, one of our 2018 Platinum Corporate Members, and wish to thank them for funding this award.


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