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Thanks to all who share their knowledge! CVAA National members have access to the full discussions here:

> Asked Feb 1: Competence checklist for IV therapy (5 replies to date)

> Asked Feb 19: Anyone use a portable vein light in their practice? We are looking to buy one for the nursing school at McGill so we wanted your input. Can you recommend a model? Budget is, of course, limited! (2 replies to date)

> Asked Feb 21: Antibiotic rotation in multi lumen CVAD (1 reply to date)

> Asked Feb 22: Wondering if anyone has TPA [cathflo] pre-printed orders / protocol we could use as guide to developing pre-prints. (12 replies to date)

> Asked Feb 26: Drawing blood through a saline lock for CT (2 replies to date)

> Asked Feb 27: Hi wondering if anyone includes tip cultures for infected central lines? We are hoping to delete this from our policy and am looking for evidence for or against this practice. (2 replies to date)

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