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Upcoming events

    • 02/13/2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • 05/17/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
    NORVAN Presents  
    10th Annual Education Day 


    Friday May 17th, 2019

    Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

    11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742


    Russ Nassof

    PIV Failure - Why a New Standard of care is needed



    Naomi O'Grady

    CLABSI Rates and CDC Guideline Update


    Marcia Ryder

    VAD Insertion Site Protection...What are we missing?


    Keegan Mahoney

    Understanding Catheter to Vessel Ratio


    Gail Egan

    Mistakes: How to prevent them, How to manage them


    Early Bird Registration, end April 5th

    NORVAN Member: $110

    Non Member: $150 (Hint: join NORVAN and save $10)

    CVAN/BAVAN Members receive a $15 discount.

    RN Student: $60

    Regular registration, April 6th- April 30th

    NORVAN Members $135

    Non-Members $175

    Late registration May 1st - May 12th 

    ALL  $180

    Deadline to register:  May 12th

    No refunds after:  May 12th , 2019

    Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments included.

    CE's pending approval


    For hotel reservations, contact Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova


    Use group code NORVAN

    Room rates for conference attendees: 

    Thursday May 16th: $129

    Please book your rooms by APRIL 25TH

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    • 02/20/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sutter Medical Center / Buhler Building 2801 L Street Sacramento, CA 95816 2nd Floor Room 220

    Reid A. Nishikawa, Pharm. D., BCNSP, FASPEN, FCSHP

    Program Topic:

    Ethanol Lock Therapy and CLABSI:

    Recent Developments in Dosing, Safety, and Efficacy

    Wednesday February 20th, 2019
     6 PM dinner will be served!  Talk begins at 7pm.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Describe the reasons for antibiotic failure when treating CLABSIs.
    2. Describe the spectrum of activity of ETOH when used as a catheter lock solution.
    3. Name the preferred ETOH lock concentration
    4. List 3 limitations of using ETOH lock as part of a regimen to manage CLABSIs.

    Buhler Specialty Pavillion

    2800 L Street Sacramento, CA  95816

    2nd  Floor Room 220

    Register by Feb. 18th 

    Free to NORVAN members.  $20 for non-members.  No refunds after Feb 18th.

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12371 for 1 contact hour.


    Directions to Visitor/Patient Parking Lot B

    Hwy 50 (from South Lake Tahoe) or I-80 (from San Francisco)

    • Take I-80 East to Capital City Freeway (Business 80 Reno)
    • Take the N Street exit off Capital City Freeway
    • Go straight from the off-ramp onto 30th Street, which parallels the freeway
    • Turn left on L Street
    • Turn left on 29th Street
    • Turn left into the parking garage on 29th Street between L Street and Capitol Avenue

    I-80 (from Auburn or Reno)

    • Take I-80 West to Capital City Freeway (Business 80)
    • Take the J Street exit off Capital City Freeway
    • Go straight from the off-ramp onto 29th Street, which parallels the freeway
    • Turn left into the parking garage between L Street and Capitol Avenue

Past events

10/16/2018 “CLABSI – More than meets the eye”
05/04/2018 2018 NORVAN 9th Annual Education Day May 4th Vendor sponsorship
05/04/2018 NORVAN 9th Annual Education Day
02/07/2018 Addressing the Dressing: Improving Dressing Disruption in Vascular Access”
12/04/2017 NORVAN Winter Speaker Program
04/21/2017 Vendor registration for April 21st NORVAN program.
04/21/2017 8th Annual Education Day
01/24/2017 Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention
08/27/2016 Ultrasound Guided CVC Insertion: Compliance Within Practice
04/29/2016 Vendor registration for April 29th NORVAN program.
04/29/2016 7th Annual Education Day
11/10/2015 The Surgically Created Arteriovenous Fistula: A Forgotten Alternative to Venous Access
04/17/2015 Vendor registration for April 17th NORVAN program.
04/17/2015 Strategies for Winning at Vascular Access
01/14/2015 Is IO Access Obsolete in Adult Trauma Resuscitation & Adult Cardiac Arrest?
10/15/2014 Beyond the Status Quo, Advancing Your Practice in Vascular Access
06/10/2014 The Benefits of Catheter Management Education and Training in Helping to Improve Infusion Care"
04/11/2014 Vendor registration for April 11th NORVAN program.
04/11/2014 Mining for Gold Standards in Vascular Access, 5th Annual Educational Day
02/06/2014 Peripheral IV’s, Are They An Overlooked Source of Infection?
11/12/2013 Vendor Registration for Nov. 12, 2013
07/30/2013 Peripheral IV Bundles, an Idea Whose Time Has Come
04/05/2013 Vendor registration for April 5th NORVAN program.
04/05/2013 Building Blocks For Vascular Access Success
02/21/2013 Costs Associated with Vascular Access and Productivity in the Acute Care Setting
11/08/2012 Infusion Therapy and Vascular Access – A Marriage of Necessity
11/08/2012 Vendor registration for November 8th.
10/29/2012 Vendor registration for October 29th. Holiday Inn Express Elk Grove
10/29/2012 Thrombosis: The "Other" Central Venous Catheter Problem
09/13/2012 NORVAN Board Meeting
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