Vol. 3 No. 2 (2024): evolution of vascular access

Advancing Vascular Access Services through Education, Consensus, and Clear Role Definitions

Timothy R. Spencer
President of World Congress on Vascular Access (WoCoVA), United States of America

Published 2024-06-01


  • Education,
  • Training,
  • Competency,
  • Vascular Access Team,
  • Outcomes,
  • Healthcare
  • ...More


Vascular Access is a critical component of modern healthcare, underpinning a myriad of medical procedures from administering intravenous medications and fluids to enabling hemodialysis, nutritional support and other complex parenteral therapies. Despite its significance, the realm of vascular access suffers from a lack of standardized educational programs and ambiguous role definitions, leading to suboptimal patient outcomes and increased healthcare costs. This brief editorial explores the pressing need for official educational programs in vascular access and advocates for clearer role definitions and accountabilities while fostering a collaborative interdisciplinary environment.


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