Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves
Beth Gore
Beth Gore
Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves
This is a video featuring Manny's story.  
Please watch and consider donating to the
cause.  

Click this link for the
Press Release for the Video.
 

AVAF
(Association of Vascular Access
Foundation)  
Did you see Beth at a medical convention and want to
continue the conversation?  Please contact her directly
for comments, questions, concerns and ideas.  

I believe VENDORS, CLINICIANS and the PATIENTS
need to collaborate on Saving lives through Risk free
Vascular Access.  
Why am I on the Board of Directors for the
AVAF?
 

Did you know ...
  • 200,000 people got a preventable
    hospital acquired infection related to
    Vascular Access last year
  • 50,000 people died from these infections
  • 50-60% of a hospital nurse's day is
    spent on something related to Vascular
    Access
  • Not one hour is required in any nursing
    schools nationwide to teach Vascular
    Access


The AVAF is working on projects related to
  • Research
  • Education
  • Community Involvement

Community Education and Awareness is my
area of focus.  We are working on projects to
increase the Community's awareness of this
complex issue as well as how to protect
ourselves.   
Quick History of Manny and how we ended up in the
world of Vascular Access

Manny was adopted at 9 months old.  At 10 months, he
was admitted to the hospital and it was very difficult to
get an IV in so the VA team was called.  Over that
admission and the subsequent ones, we needed them
often.  

At age 2, he ended up needing a "Central Line" (a more
permanent type of IV) to receive all his nutrition.  He
eats nothing by mouth or tube.   

With almost 3 years living with this type of device, there
have been many complications.  There are "pot holes"
in the medical field regarding VA.  Therefore, I advocate
for Education, Research and Community Involvement.  
Blog entries related to Vascular Access

Why I Support the AVA Foundation

How You Can Help

Ode to a Central Line

Bye, Bye Broviac