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Ontario Renal Network Vascular Access Education Program (VAEP)

Please note after March 31, 2020, the Vascular Access Education Program (VAEP) will be administered by Regional Renal Programs locally, and will no longer be available through the de Souza Institute. In order to provider 12 weeks to complete the VAEP, learners must have registered by end of day Monday, January 6, 2020.  Registration will no longer be available as of January 7.  If you have any questions about this transition, please feel free to reach out to Angie Yeung at the Ontario Renal Network (


Nurse education in appropriate assessment and maintenance of Vascular Access is one of the key elements in ensuring optimal vascular access for patients. The Vascular Access Education Program has been designed to provide nurses with ongoing education in VA creation, maturation, and cannulation. 

The Vascular Access Education Program was created by the Ontario Renal Network, a work unit within Cancer Care Ontario, in collaboration with the ORN Cannulation Working Group to better inform providers about the assessment and care of hemodialysis vascular accesses.

Please note: We do not apply special pricing or refund the difference in price after you have paid for this course.

For more information, read our article on special pricing and other savings opportunities that may be available to you.