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The Canadian Vascular Access Association always looking for Peer Reviewers for our journal, Vascular Access to share their expertise in vascular access and infusion therapy by performing an impartial review of manuscripts submitted for publication.  We are looking for Peer Reviewers from different sectors and specialties related to vascular access and infusion therapy.  

Credentials for Peer Reviewers (must meet three of the five criteria listed below):

  • Expert in vascular access and/or infusion therapy
  • Baccalaureate Degree or Masters prepared – health profession related
  • Certified in vascular access or another specialty pertaining to infusion therapy (example: oncology, critical care)  
  • Passionate about vascular access and infusion therapy
  • Has been previously published and/or is familiar with the process for publication


  • 2 year commitment
  • Review 2-3 articles per year
  • Review criteria for articles evaluation and provide critical feedback on article submissions

Advantages to being a Reviewer

  • Access to new work and research ahead of publication
  • Credit toward CVAA recertification points
  • Member of the academic community
  • Acknowledged formally in Vascular Access


Appel de candidature pour réviseurs

L’association canadienne d’accès vasculaire est à la recherche de professionnels de la santé intéressés à faire partie d’un groupe de réviseurs pour notre revue Vascular Access.  Les personnes intéressées doivent être experts en accès vasculaire et ou en thérapie intraveineuse et doivent pouvoir faire une révision impartiale des manuscrits soumis à la revue. 
Nous sommes à la recherche de professionnels de différents milieux et de différentes spécialités en lien avec la thérapie intraveineuse.     

Compétence des réviseurs (doit présenter au moins 3 critères)

  • Expert en accès vasculaire et/ou en thérapie intraveineuse
  • Études universitaire de premier ou deuxième cycle – œuvrant dans le domaine de la santé
  • Certification en accès vasculaire ou dans une autre spécialité pertinente à la thérapie IV (par exemple oncologie ou soins critiques) 
  • Passionné de l’accès vasculaire et la thérapie IV
  • Avoir déjà publié et/ou être familier avec le processus de publication 


  • 2 années
  • Révision d’un maximum de 2-3 articles par année
  • Révision de la pertinence des manuscrits pour la revue et critique constructive des manuscrits. 

Avantages d’être un réviseur

  • Possibilité de lire des articles scientifiques avant leur publication
  • Crédits de formation continue lors du renouvellement de la certification CVAA 
  • Membre d’une communauté académique
  • Reconnaissance du rôle de réviseur dans la revue Vascular Access


Linda Verde
Linda Verde

Linda Verde is the Editor-in-Chief for the Vascular Access journal and she joined the CVAA Publications Team in 2017. Linda has been a freelance editor and writer for more than twenty years and has worked in a variety of areas. While writing for 3M Canada and 3M Germany, the majority of her work was for the healthcare and microbiology departments, including extensive writing about wound care products.

She worked at Ivey Business School for more than 20 years preparing their content for publication, became managing editor then took the reins as publisher and editor of their prestigious management journal, Ivey Business Quarterly. Between the two positions, she held responsibility for all aspects of producing a high-quality periodical. Linda loves this work including the rhythm of a regular publication. 
Her experience is broad, as is her knowledge base, and she is a valuable member of our team. She looks forward to working with you! Consider submitting an article today!

Linda can be reached at

Call For Manuscripts

Have you thought about submitting a  manuscript for publication?

Consider submitting to Vascular Access!

Vascular Access, the journal of the Canadian Vascular Access, is published three times each year and is a source for research based articles on vascular access and infusion therapy.  Whether or not you are an experienced author or have merely considered submitting something to a publication, we can work with you to turn your research, presentation or content into an article.  Our Editor-in-Chief and Publisher are all available for support and assistance. 


  • All articles are blindly reviewed by a Peer Review Panel
  • Our speed to publication is typically 1-2 months
  • Currently indexed in EBSCO, CINAHL Complete and Elsevier
  • Exploring open access publishing in 2017
  • Target audience – national and international clinicians in various fields of vascular access and infusion therapy 
  • Current 650+ mailed distribution list 

We invite you to consider submitting an article to our publication and increase the reach of your education and research.

Review our Author Guidelines here and email with any questions or submissions.

Publication Schedule 2018 - CVAA Journal


 Vascular Access  Submission Due to CVAA   Mail Out 
 Issue 1  Jan. 26, 2018   Apr. 9, 2018
 Issue 2  May 11, 2018    Jul. 30, 2018
 Issue 3  Aug. 31, 2018    Nov. 26, 2018 


The CVAA journal, Vascular Access, is now being covered by CINAHL Complete by EBSCO!
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Vascular Access, the CVAA Journal, is published three times a year and it has much in the way of excellent information regarding every aspect of vascular access and infusion therapy.  There are many pertinent topics covered in each issue.  A subscription to Vascular Access is free with a CVAA membership.  PDF copies of back issues are available on the website for CVAA members. 

CVAA Vascular Access Journal - Annual Subscription Rates:

  • Annual subscription $120.00 + HST (hard copy and electronic)
  • Individual issue $40.00 + HST (hard copy and electronic)
  • Individual article – electronic $15.00 + HST 
  • Individual article – hard copy $30.00 + HST

Please make cheques payable to CVAA.  The CVAA mailing address is:

753 Main Street East, P.O. Box 68030
Hamilton, ON L8M 3M7

All subscriptions must be prepaid. No subscriptions will be entered unless payment is received in advance. All previous subscribers will be sent a renewal notice prior to expiry.

Please email any inquiries/orders to:

Considering submitting an article to Vascular Access?  

We have an editorial team available to assist you.  Please review the Author Guidelines here

and contact us for further information.

Considering advertising in Vascular Access?

Contact CVAA at

Check out our 2018 Media Kit here.


New this year, we are asking our CVAA members who wish to receive the Vascular Access journal in electronic form only to OPT OUT of the paper version. We know many of our members prefer the PDF/flip version online and do not need the hard copy mailed to them. If you are one of those people, let us know. Save the trees while providing us with valuable demographic information that will inform our publications plan for the future.

NO, I no longer require the paper copy of the journal to be mailed to me.

Even if you opt out of paper, you will always have online access to the journal!

If you still want the paper copy mailed to you, do nothing.


For access to any of these articles, become a CVAA member here.  If you are already a CVAA member, log in and find full journals under the Members' Area tab > Past Journal Issues.

Vol. 12 No. 1 Spring 2018
A Prospective observational study on vascular access in an internal medicine unit of a tertiary university hospital: A closer examination of peripheral catheters / Étude prospective observationnelle des voies d’accès vasculaires dans une unité de médecine interne d’un hôpital tertiaire universitaire: Zoom sur les cathéters périphériques
Catherine Orban, Jean-Baptiste Giot, Michel Moutschen et Christelle Meuris

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs): A review of complications and innovative solutions
Barbara McArthur, RN

Vol. 11 No. 3 Fall 2017
Evaluation of occlusion rates in percutaneously inserted central venous access devices using normal saline versus heparin flush
Melanie Cates, MSN, RN, ENC(C), Chad Johnson, MSN (NED), RN, CNCC(C), Dr. Tia Cooney, DNP, RN

Pre-operative Doppler ultrasound vascular mapping and clinical parameters as predictors of upper arm arteriovenous fistula success
Rita Martins, MD, António Gomes, MD, Vascular Access Surgeon, Ana Germano, MD, Radiologist, Marta Sousa, MD, Vascular Access Surgeon, Célia Madeira, MD, Nephrologist, Vítor Nunes, Director of Surgery Department

Vol. 11 No. 2 Summer 2017
Prevalence of Just-in-Case Catheters for Patients in the Ambulatory Care Emergency Department
Laura Craigie, RN, BN, CCN(C) and Sarah Hasson, RN, BScN, MSc

Immunoglobulins for Immunodeficiency in Canada: Part 1. Intravenous treatment
Caroline Marchionni, RN, MSc Admin, MSc A

Vol. 11 No. 1 Spring 2017
Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: Improving Outcomes through Change in Products, Clinical Practice and Education
Adele deRosenroll, RN, BN

Overview of Medical Assistance in Dying: Considerations for the Vascular Access Specialist
Daphne Broadhurst, RN, BScN, CVAA(c), Kelly Crotty, RPh, BPharm and Adele deRosenroll, RN, BN

Vol. 10 No. 3 Fall 2016
A Quality Improvement Intervention: Improving the Ability to Care for Common PICC Issues within the Long-Term Care Nursing Home
Kelly Hand, inf./RN, BSc(N)/BN, CVAA(c)

UNBLOCKED: Introducing Alteplase to Community Care
Cathy Duerksen inf./RN, BSc(N)/BN, CVAA(c)

Vol. 10 No. 2 Summer 2016
Prevalence and Maintenance Practices of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters
Teresa Brady, inf./RN, BSc(N)/BN; Frances Bruno, inf./RN, BSc(N)/BN, MSc(A); Caroline Marchionni,inf./RN, MSc Admin, Msc(A); and France Paquet, inf./RN, MSc inf./MSc(N), CVAA(c), VA-BC™
Vol. 10 No. 1 Winter-Spring 2016
Evaluation of Peripheral Intravenous Practices
Melanie Cates, MSN, RN, ENC(c)

Continuous Infusion of Critical Medications: The use of central venous catheters to administer prostacyclin therapy in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Carolyn Doyle-Cox, RN, MSN and Sheryl McDiarmid, RN, BScN, MEd., MBA, AOCN, ACNP, CVAA(c), CRNI 

Vol. 9 No. 3 Fall-Winter 2015
Management of Totally Implanted Venous Access Devices – Standard of Care
Meredith Lynch and Brent Burbridge, MD, FRCPC

E-learning and IV Therapy: Can Learning be Fun?
France Paquet, RN, MScN, CVAA(c), VA-BC™ and Caroline Marchionni, RN, MSc Admin, MSc A

Vol. 9 No. 2 Summer 2015
2015 Conference Abstracts

Vol. 9 No. 1 Winter 2015
How Can the Technology Acceptance Model be Applied to Enhance Infusion Pump Use by Health Care Professionals?
Gillian Strudwick, RN, MN, CVAA(c)

The Other Side of the Line
Beth Gore

Vol. 8 No. 2 Fall 2014
Essentials of Assessment for a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Insertion Team
Kristie Naayer, RN, BScN, CVAA(c)

Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Tubing Maps: Standardization of Intravenous Tubing for Chemotherapy/Biotherapy
Tomoko Uemoto, RN, CON(c)

Vol. 8 No. 1 Spring 2014
Monitoring Aminoglycoside and Vancomycin in Home Health Care
Daphne Broadhurst, RN, BScN, CVAA(c), and Rosemary Zvonar, BScPhm, ACPR, FCSHP

Vol. 7 No. 3 Winter 2013/2014
Intravascular Contrast in Computed Tomography
Brent Burbridge, MD, FRCPC et al.

Preventing Central Line Complications: Part 2
Wava Truscott, PhD, MBA

Vol. 7 No. 2 Fall 2013

Pictorial Essay: Arm Implantation of the Cook Vital-Port Mini Titanium
Brent Burbridge, MD, FRCPC

Standardizing Patient Education on the Care of Central Venous Catheters
Sarah Champ, RN, BScN, CON(c)

Preventing Central Line Complications – Common and Not-Yet-Common Approaches: Part 1
Wava Truscott, PhD, MBA

Vol. 7 No. 1 Spring 2013

Catheter Occlusion Prevention Practices in Canada
Gillian Strudwick, RN, MN, CVAA(c), Michelle DaGloria, RN, BScN, Karen Charron, RN, MHSM, Renee Logan, RN, CVAA(c), Allison Fournier, RN, BNSc, Cathy Murray, RN, BScN, MScN(Cand), Patricia Rodgers, RN, BEd(Adult), CNCC
Death by Air: How Much Is Too Much? An In-depth Look at the Underappreciated Preventable Risk of Air Embolism
Daphne Broadhurst, RN, BScN, CVAA(c)

Vol. 6 No. 2 Winter 2012
Hydrating Your Patient the Easy Way: Hypodermoclysis
Daphne Broadhurst, RN, BScN, CVAA(c)
Data: The Real D in Decision Making
Sheryl McDiarmid, RN, BScN, MEd, MBA, ACNP, AOCN
Reducing the Risk for Infection: Nursing Diagnosis
Andrea Hunter, BS, RN, Mark R. Hunter, RN, CRNI, VA-BC

Vol. 6 No. 1 Summer 2012
CVAD Complication Management: A Decision-Aid Tool
Daphne Broadhurst, RN, BScN, CVAA(c)
The invivo evaluation of the flushing efficiency of different designs of clear needlefree connectors
Eugene M. Breznock, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Charles J. Sylvia, Jr., DVM, MS.

Vol. 5 No. 2 Winter 2011
Monitoring your Client… Aminoglyosides and Vancomycin in the Home Environment 
Daphne Broadhurst, RN
Vascular Study: RN’s Perception Of Graduate Nurses’ IV Skills
Dr. Abigail Mitchell and Dr. Tina Sinatra-Wilhelm

Vol. 5 No. 1 Summer 2011
Is your Infusion Therapy Practice Up-to-Date?
Daphne Broadhurst, RN

Vol. 4 No. 3 Winter 2010

Intraosseous Vascular Access: Past, Present, and Future Trends
Lynn D. Phillips, MSN, RN, CRNI(R)
Avoiding Hematomas in the Older Adult Population
Leslie Dryborough, RN, MN, CVAA(c), GNC(C)
Vol. 4 No. 2 Summer 2010
Preventing Treatment Interference of Peripheral IV Lines in Older Adults
Leslie Dryborough, RN, MN, CVAA(c), GNC(C)
Vol. 4 No. 1 Spring 2010
Protecting Patients: Preventing Central-Line Infections
Daphne Broadhurst, RN

Vol. 3 No. 2 Summer 2009
Ethanol Lock as a Central Line Infection Prevention Strategy
Daphne Broadhurst, RN

Vol. 3 No. 1 Spring 2009
CR-BSIs and Needleless Access Devices
Molly Blake, BN, MHS, GNC(C), CIC

Vol. 2 No. 2 Winter 2008
Medication Safety Issues
Benita Schueder, BScPhm
Vol. 2 No. 1 Summer 2008
Peripheral Vascular Access Devices: Dwell Times in the Home Care Sector
Alison MacDonald, RN, BScN, MN (c), Kim Dalla Bona, MScN(c), RN, CVAA(C), CCHN(C), Karen Ray, RN, MSc

Vol. 1 No. 2 Winter 2007
The Use of Plastics in Infusion Technology: Current Issues
Benita Schueder, BScPhm, and Eszter Soos, BScPhm