The AVAS mission is to:
“Promote and improve patient safety and clinical outcomes; develop a standard of excellence in the field of vascular access; promote the development in national standards of practice; provide professional development and quality education; develop and share best practices; and promote ongoing vascular access research."
President – Nicholas Mifflin
Nicholas is a Nurse with a background in intensive care nursing though has specialised in vascular access. He is involved in vascular access research, clinical education at an undergraduate and postgraduate level for Nursing and Medical training programs.
Vice President – Mark Sutherland
Treasurer – Felicity Mclaren
Felicity is a Nurse Practitioner in Vascular Access and has a background in Adult Intensive Care. Felicity coordinates the vascular access service which includes managing patients with complex vascular access needs and insertion and management of central venous access devices across the hospital.
Secretary – Kim Gibson
Kim is a Lecturer in Nursing at the University of South Australia and has a clinical background in neonatal intensive care nursing. Kim's research interests are in improving the health outcomes of neonates, and more specifically in neonatal vascular access. Kim is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the incidence and risk factors for umbilical catheter-related adverse events. To find out more about Kim, visit her staff homepage.
State Representative – NSW Tanya Flynn
State Representative – QLD Nigel Barr
State Representative – VIC Kerrie Curtis
State Representative – ACT Kerry Taliaferro
State Representative – SA Shaun Peterson
State Representative – WA Ulrich Steinwandel
State Representative – NT Rebecca Schultz
State Representative – TAS Nicola Isles/ Rowan Bridley
Newsletter Editor Kim Gibson
Academic Liaison Nicole Marsh
Industry Liaison Marguerita Cirillo