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Vascular Access Certification

I'm planning to take Vascular Access Certification test in June. Does anyone know if there are any practice exams for this test?

There is a study guide. I don

There is a study guide. I don't remember if it has practice questions or not.

Here's the link:

It does cost money and it helps if you are an AVA member. You can download it (cheaper) or order a hard copy.

In my humble opinion, practice exams are fun, but they aren't a great way to prepare for exams. Study guides provide a far greater amount of information that you divide and digest over time. Doing well on a practice exam simply means you knew (or didn't know) what was addressed by the selected questions. The big three: Alexander's Infusion Nursing, Phillip's Manual of Infusion Therapy and Plumer's Infusion Therapy are super references that will definitely prepare you for the exam. Good luck!

Keith Gilchrist, RN, BSN, OCN, CRNI, VA-BC

Keith W. Gilchrist, MSN, RN, PHN, OCN, CRNI, VA-BC
Oncology Nurse Navigator, David Grant Medical Center
Travis AFB, CA

Melanie Arbaugh
Vascular access certification

 I took the exam in December. There is a study guide. If your local hospital has a medical library, perhaps they have a copy.  I found that many of answers to the questions were found in the CDC Guidelines. I think the guidelines were from 2011 or 2012. Good luck :) 

 Melanie Arbaugh RN Vascular Access Team

Koootenai Health, CdA, Idaho

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