The Vascular Assessment and Management Service at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital are superheros who prevent and treat vascular access disasters, while disguised as regular nurses. Amanda Ullman is a paediatric nurse researcher who likes to hang out with them, as they make her look clever.

CVADs – a survival guide

This guest post is from Amanda Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Anna Dean and the Paediatric Vascular Assessment and Management Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. We all love reliability. Central venous access devices (CVADs) are everywhere – across disciplines and departments, and we just want them to work reliably, without complication. But every day, somewhere in your…